There are many ways to support LASP with a financial contribution:
 
 
Make a Donation by Mail
 
Please click here to access a printable form that can be mailed along with your contribution to:
 
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Attention: Donations
625 Swede Street
Norristown, PA 19401 
Questions? Call Ann Tydeman-Solomon, Development Director, 610-275-5400, ext 123.
 
Support LASP through Goodsearch
What if Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania earned a penny every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support our cause? Well, now it can! 
 
GoodSearch.com is a new Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, about a penny per search, to the charities its users designate. Use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!
 
GoodShop.com is a new online shopping mall which donates up to 37 percent of each purchase to your favorite cause! Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, Macy's and Barnes & Noble have teamed up with GoodShop and every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting your favorite cause. 
 
Lawyers, Donate Your Arbitration Fees to LASP
In Bucks and Delaware Counties, there is an easy way for attorneys to donate to Legal Aid all or part of the fee they earn for serving on a Court of Common Please arbitration panel. 
 
In Bucks County: when you volunteer as an arbitrator you will receive a letter introducing you to the program. All you have to do is fill out the forms provided to indicate that you wish to donate some or all of your fee to Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania. 
 
In Delaware County: you will have the opportunity to direct your fee to Legal Aid when you complete the required fee request form at the end of the arbitration.
 
 
Donated arbitration fees are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law. For more information on how to donate your arbitration fees to Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, please contact Ann Tydeman-Solomon, Development Director, 610-275-5400, ext 123.
 
Lawyers, Direct Cy Pres Awards (Class Action Residuals) to LASP
The cy pres doctrine provides for a method of distributing damage funds when the original purpose cannot be achieved. In class action lawsuits, if a payment of damages is to be made to class members, a fund is created. After class members’ claims are paid, a residual amount may remain, and under the doctrine of cy pres, judges and class counsel can recommend that residual funds be distributed to the “next best” use. In addition, when the amount of damages to each individual class member is too small to warrant distribution, the cy pres remedy can be used for the entirety of a statutory damage award. The concept of a cy pres award is that money will go to support a charitable purpose that is closely related to the underlying purpose of the litigation that created the award.
 
Because it benefits those most likely to be unrepresented or underrepresented in the justice system, Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania is an appropriate recipient of cy pres funds. In addition, the work of Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania benefits the broader society by ensuring that the justice system itself remains fair and equitable.
 
For more information on cy pres awards, please contact Elizabeth Fritsch, Executive Director (610-275-5400, ext 117) or Kesha James, Deputy Director (610-275-5400, ext 131).
 
Support LASP Through United Way
 
You can support Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania through your firm’s United Way Campaign. For the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania campaign, you can select our Donor ID #2136 to have your donation directed to LASP.
 
LASP is also a member agency of United Way of Bucks County. You are given the option of directing your donation to an agency of your choice, and you can write in Legal Aid to direct your donation. As a member agency, LASP also benefits from general campaign donations which support our Pro Bono Domestic Violence Program in Bucks County.
 
Double the Impact of your Gift
You may be able to double or even triple the impact of your gift to Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania by making a matching gift. In addition, some employers will match gifts made by retired employees and/or employee spouses. To find out if your employer has a matching gift program, just check with the human resources office or representative at work. They should also be able to provide you with a matching gift form. Once you have completed the form, please mail it to the following address:
 
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
Attention: Development
625 Swede Street
Norristown, PA 19401
 
Support LASP Through Planned Giving
 
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) needs the support of people like you not only today but into the future if it is going to continue to provide access to justice to those not able to pay for legal services. While in theory justice is available readily and equally to all, in practice access to justice is easier for some than for others, and for those unable to afford legal services, justice may be difficult to obtain at all. Making a gift to Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania through your will ensures that access to justice for poor and vulnerable people in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery County will continue into the future.
 
Outright and Residuary Bequests
 
If you have already included Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) in your will, THANK YOU! Please let us know so that we can thank you personally and acknowledge your planned gift in our annual report and other publications. 
 
If you have not, please consider doing so. The easiest way of making a testamentary gift is through an outright bequest, which is a gift by will of a specific sum of money or of a specific piece of property (such as securities or real estate). To make an outright bequest the following language can be used:
 
"I hereby bequeath to Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 625 Swede Street, Norristown, PA 19401, the sum of $_____________ (and/or the following described property ______________)." 
 
If you would like to make a gift to LASP in your will, but want to make sure that specific bequests or estate expenses are paid first, and so are not sure of the amount that will be available, you might want to consider a residuary bequest. A residuary bequest pays specific bequests, debts, taxes, and estate expenses upfront. After those are paid, you may direct that LASP receive the remainder of your estate, or a percentage of the remainder. To include LASP in your residuary bequest, use the following language:
 
"I hereby bequeath all (or _____percent) of my residuary estate to Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 625 Swede Street, Norristown, PA 19401." 
 
To notify Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania that you have included us in your will or as part of another planned giving vehicle, please contact Ann Tydeman-Solomon, Development Director, 610-275-5400, ext 123. You may also notify us by sending a letter to:
 
Ann Tydeman-Solomon, Development Director
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania
625 Swede Street
Norristown, PA 19401