ODESSA, Fla. — A Tampa law firm is celebrating their 10-year-anniversary by giving back to 10 different charities throughout the community.
Quantum Leap Farm in Odessa is one of those 10 non-profit organizations to receive a $1,000 check from Anton Garcia Law.
Five-year-old Laurel Harrington is a few months away from finishing her cancer treatments. Her father credits therapeutic horseback riding at Quantum Leap Farm for keeping her spirits galloping forward.
“Gave us an opportunity to keep her engaged with people and nature and introduced her to animals which really expanded her comfort zone,” said father Josh Harrington.
It was a challenging year for the farm. They closed for four months due to the pandemic and are still trying to get back on track.
“Some of our regular donors lost their jobs and their income decreased and that resulted in them not being able to support the organization,” said founder Edie Dopking.
That’s when Anton Garcia Law stepped in.
“Obviously there was not going to be a big party this year so I said you know what’s better is making a difference and making an impact,” said Christina Anton Garcia.
“At this time a gift like this from the Garcia family is so appreciated,” said Dopking.
Watching everyone from little kids to military veterans find peace atop these beautiful animals, Garcia is so proud her firm’s 10-year milestone is being used to help others reach their own individual goals.
“The pride they get when they achieve certain bench marks is just so rewarding and nice and it’s more than just a one time thing they come here weekly or monthly,” said Garcia.
Garcia said she hopes her firm is an inspiration to anyone out there who had a successful 2020 to pass on that good fortune in 2021.
“Businesses that survived and particularly thrived I really call on those businesses to do the right thing and give back to those who really need it especially the charities and the non profits and those who are most affected by the pandemic,” said Garcia.