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Murtha Cullina Raises Money to Benefit MANNA Community Meals

December 18, 2013

Hartford, CT (December 18, 2013) – For the fifth consecutive year, the attorneys and staff of Murtha Cullina LLP’s Hartford office have joined together in an effort to raise money for the Hartford-based MANNA Community Meals Program.

Each year, just before the holidays, items are raffled off and monetary donations are collected.

“It is such a pleasure to organize these fundraising events and see the generosity and support of our attorneys and staff,” said Debbie Sciarra, Director of Marketing. “As with years past, our efforts culminate with our annual firm Community Meals Day to celebrate the success of our efforts and to create more awareness about the MANNA Community Meals Program.”

This year’s raffle items, donated by Murtha Cullina, attorneys and staff, included gift cards to area restaurants and shops, UCONN Football tickets, kitchen goods and a Smart TV. Through the raffle and other generous donations, Murtha raised more than $1,900, and was able to also supply MANNA Community Meals with 100 gift bags filled with warm socks and shirts and toiletries.

“The MANNA Community Meals Program is something that has become part of our Hartford office culture,” Sciarra commented. “In addition to our fundraising efforts, we also volunteer three times each month to serve lunch at the MANNA Soup Kitchen here in Hartford. It is a service that we can provide to the community, while also bringing our firm closer together.”


Photo caption: Murtha Cullina’s Hartford office holds annual Community Meals Day to raise money and awareness for the MANNA Community Meals Program.

About MANNA Community Meals

MANNA Community Meals is a soup kitchen located at 45 Church Street in the Parish House of Christ Church Cathedral, serving homeless adults and people whose lives are caught up in the downward spiral of substance abuse, unemployment and chronic mental illness. Lunch is served each weekday, plus dinners on Monday and Tuesday nights. MANNA Community Meals also offers community dinners on eight holidays throughout the year which bring clients, staff and volunteers together for the sharing of food and fellowship.

About Murtha Cullina LLP

With more than 115 attorneys in six offices throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts, Murtha Cullina LLP offers a full range of legal services to meet the local, regional and national needs of our clients. Our practice encompasses litigation, regulatory and transactional representation of businesses, governmental units, non-profit organizations and individuals. Core practice areas include litigation, labor and employment, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, construction, energy, health care, trusts and estates, affordable housing, real estate, land use and retail and hospitality.

Murtha Cullina is the exclusive Connecticut member firm in Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms. Visit


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