Bennett & Bennett Gives Back
At Bennett Family Law, we are thankful for the trust and respect of our clients and our community. To express our gratitude, we “pay it forward” by contributing a portion of every dollar in attorney’s fees paid to a local non-profit organization or scholarship program. When you become a Bennett Family Law client, we encourage you to partner with us by designating a cause that is important to you. We are proud to partner with our clients to make this world a better place! Below are just a few of the wonderful community organizations we support along with our clients:
S.A.F.E. (Safe Alternatives for Everyone)
Domestic violence prevention/intervention agency helping victims of abuse and their children get out of the cycle of violence and into safe, healthy homes. S.A.F.E. serves the Southwest Riverside County region.
This Temecula-based non-profit provides free or low-cost diagnostic services, personal assistance and temporary financial support to women battling breast cancer who have no medical insurance or other access to medical care.
Rancho Damacitas Children & Family Services
More than 30 years ago, Rancho Damacitas Children’s Homes opened in the Temecula Valley. One home was purchased by a loving couple with the intention to care for four girls who were removed from their homes due to severe abuse and neglect. Over the years, Rancho Damacitas has grown to include six homes that accommodate thirty-six children. As the organization grew, so did the children that it supported. The need to create a second program that would provide assistance to the children entering adulthood and aging out of the system became necessary. Therefore, Project Independence was formed. Collectively these two programs form Thessalonika Family Services, an incorporated 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency, giving abused and neglected children hope for a loving and stable future.
Community Leadership and Involvement
Bennett and Bennett is proud to serve our local community through the following organizations:
Murrieta Chamber of Commerce: Wm. Greg Bennett, Esq. proudly serves as the Chairman of the Board for the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce. Greg has also served as membership director for the Temecula Noon Rotary Club for many years.
Murrieta City Council: Kelly A. Bennett, Esq. was the first woman ever elected to the Murrieta City Council, where she served from 2006 to 2014 as Mayor, Vice Mayor, and co-chaired the international relations, higher education and healthcare subcommittees. Greg Bennett serves from time to time on ad-hoc community committees for the City of Murrieta, providing feed-back to the Murrieta City Council.
Mayor’s Salute to Military Moms Luncheon: While serving as Mayor on the Murrieta City Council, Kelly founded the Mayor’s Salute to Military Moms Luncheon event, a Mother’s Day celebration for wives and mothers of members of the military.
Southwest Valley Youth Court: Kelly is proud to have established the Southwest Valley Youth Court, which serves Murrieta and Temecula at-risk youth to provide alternatives to criminal prosecution.
Produce for People Community Garden: During her tenure on the Murrieta City Council, Kelly founded the Produce for People Community Garden project, which provides hundreds of tons of fresh produce to area food banks to feed families in need.
Regional Leadership: Kelly has proudly served as Chairwoman of the Western Riverside Council of Governments, among other corporate and non-profit boards. It’s not uncommon for Kelly to travel to Sacramento and Washington, D.C. representing court, community and regional interests and meeting with legislators to gain their support. Kelly is also a two-time president and Greg has served as a past Board Member of the Southwest Riverside County Bar Association.
Riverside Court’s “Veteran’s Court”: Kelly proudly serves as a judge for the Riverside County “Veteran’s Court”, a program that gives veterans a second chance after committing PTSD-related crimes.
Judge Pro Tem: Kelly is an appointed Judge Pro Tem for the Riverside County Superior Court serving on temporary assignments for the Family Law bench.
Southwest Inns of Court: Kelly is a charter founding board member of the Southwest Inns of Court, an invitation-only group of judges and attorneys seeking to raise the professional and ethical standards in the legal community.