SM&P Donates Books and Bookmarks to Veterans

Stearns-Montgomery & Proctor is known for supporting our military. And once again, we have found an opportunity to help local veterans. Staff at the firm teamed up with the Kiwanis International Chattooga Aktion Club to collect gently used books and hand-crafted bookmarks through United Military Care (UMC).

The firm rounded up the books and the Aktion Club, a community-service group of developmentally impaired adults co-sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club, made the bookmarks. During Covid, many club members were immune-compromised and weren’t able to get out, so this was a safe way of supporting veterans safely. The books and bookmarks will be distributed by UMC to veterans in assisted living facilities, in shelters, and to homeless veterans.

United Military Care is a Georgia nonprofit serving the many needs of veterans in the state. Their mission is to connect with veterans of all ages, branches, and lifestyles when they need a helping hand. That includes essential services, emergency food, clothing, educational opportunities, and referrals for those in crisis.

“We extend a special thanks to the Stearns law firm,” said Kim Scofi, CEO of UMC, “for collecting and donating books. The two packages of fabulous, handmade bookmarks added a personal touch for area veterans. All of us at United Military Care are grateful for their cooperation and support of veterans throughout Atlanta.”

SM&P’s Lynn Congdon donated many of the books. “It was enjoyable as well as an honor to sort through and choose books that we thought would appeal to our veterans. And the bookmarks made with love by the Atkion members added something special to each book.”

Mary Montgomery, SM&P’s founding and managing partner, expressed her thanks to the firm’s employees as well as appreciation for the veterans. “Like they often do, staff took time out of their very busy days to respond to community needs. They always come forward to do what they can for those who have done so much for all of us — our veterans.”