At The Truitt Law Firm, we believe that it is our duty to not only serve our clients but also to give back to our community. Our commitment to community service and civic involvement is a fundamental part of our firm's values and culture.
Whether it's through volunteering, supporting local organizations, or participating in community events, the Truitt Law team is dedicated to making a positive impact on those around us. Our attorneys are active members in local bar associations, chamber of commerce, and other professional organizations, allowing us to stay connected to the community and stay informed on the latest developments.
We are proud to support a variety of initiatives and organizations that make a difference in our community. From mentoring youth and providing pro bono legal services to supporting local schools and non-profit organizations, the Truitt Law Firm is dedicated to making a positive impact.
At Truitt Law, we believe that it is our responsibility to contribute to the well-being of our community, and we are committed to doing so through our actions and involvement. Thank you for visiting our Civic Involvement page, and we hope that you will join us in our efforts to make a difference in the lives of those around us.
Here's a sample of our civic and community involvement throughout St. Louis:
Unstash that Trash! Recycling Events
Unstash that Trash! came about in 2014, after thoughtful consideration on how to deal with the trash and debris—especially electronic items--carelessly discarded on the streets. Seeing that electronic recycling existed in other communities and that none existed on St. Louis' north side, Shira Truitt planned a recycling event in North St. Louis. The next challenge: The event needed a catchy name! Shira called her mother and, during the conversation, mother said “People oughtta just get rid of all that stuff; it's trash. They should... they should just unstash that trash!” With that, the event was aptly named Unstash that Trash!
Unstash that Trash! is a community recycling event that occurs at St. Louis Community College's William J. Harrison Educational Center. The event offers an opportunity for this under-served community to recycle in its own neighborhood, thereby increasing the chance that recycling will be more readily embraced. All vendors are invited to participate free of charge so that no barrier exists for the community—or for organizations. In addition to recycling or responsibly discarding shoes, clothes, medication, batteries, electronics, and paper, attendees are invited to participate in a number of hands-on activities from federal, state, and local organizations aimed at teaching—not lecturing—about recycling and environmental responsibility. See 2017 Results
After learning that barriers to voting existed for people who had contact with the justice system, The Truitt Law Firm spearheaded a Ready Voter Drive aimed at voter education, registration, and information. In addition to being registered to vote, participants could request documents necessary to obtain the Missouri non-driver's license so that they had valid identification that was in compliance with the new voter identification law. Participants could also gather legal resources on several different topics.
To ensure that everyone eligible to vote can vote, Shira Truitt authored a pamphlet on Ex-Offender Voting and Pretrial Detention Voting. Both brochures are well distributed throughout Missouri.