Smith, Gaskill & Shenkman, P.A., Collects Toys for Local Charities


Smith, Gaskill & Shenkman, P.A., partnered with Operation Hope for their annual “Keeping Dreams Alive” toy drive! The firm was proud to have a collection bin inside of the office and excited to welcome past and present clients, friends, and the community in to drop off their donations. The turn out was wonderful and the firm would like to personally thank everyone who took time out of their busy schedules to stop by and donate to such a worthy cause. The grand finale to the drive came Saturday night when Managing Partner Donald R. Smith hosted his annual Boat Parade Party! He offered to throw a bash to remember, with just one request…all guests were asked to bring a gift for the children of Operation Hope. The results were OUTSTANDING! Over 150 guests arrived happily with gifts for the underprivileged youth in our area! There were so many generous donations we were able to give a sizeable contribution to Toys for Tots as well! All Partners, Attorneys, and Staff were at the party and proud to see how successful the event was. This morning the Personal Injury Team gathered the gifts and hand delivered them to Operation Hope where Mr. Ken Bowers and his team were overwhelmingly grateful. The toys will be distributed to the children this Saturday at Operation Hope, stay tuned for photos of the children receiving their gifts. Thank you again for helping us make this a success!

Managing Partner Donald R. Smith, Senior Attorney Brooke Grogan, and Associate Attorney Brandon Smith with the toys collected for Operation Hope! The toys for Toys for Tots were already collected prior to this photo!
Proud Host and Partner Donald R. Smith helping prepare the toys to be delivered to Operation Hope!
The Toys for Tots boat pulling in to collect the toys!



The Operation Hope team preparing the wrap the gifts to be distributed on December 8th!

Turkey Drive Feeds Hundreds of Local Families

The Personal Injury Attorneys partnered with Operation Hope to feed the homeless and the hungry in our community.
Managing Partner, Donald R. Smith, purchasing turkeys for the Turkey Drive.

The Personal Injury Attorneys at Smith, Gaskill & Shenkman, P.A.,( including Managing Partner, Donald Smith, Senior Attorney, Brooke Grogan, and Associate Attorney, Brandon Smith) partnered with Operation Hope last night and distributed over 300 Thanksgiving turkeys and sides to homeless and low income families in the Lake Park and Riviera Beach communities! Hundreds of people lined up at Operation Hope to collect their meals, including young children, families, and wheelchair-bound veterans. The need was great this year- even after distributing over 300 meals, there were many families still in line. Senior Attorney Brooke Grogan stated “the most rewarding aspect of the Turkey Drive was knowing that we made a difference in the lives of over 300 people.” All that were in attendance last night were profoundly touched and humbled to be present at such an inspiring event for such a worthy cause. Managing Partner Donald Smith expressed that “the real purpose of Thanksgiving is the giving.” Operation Hope is a local non-profit organization founded by Executive Director, Kenneth Bowers, 1989. Operation Hope provides emergency, transitional, and/or permanent housing and essential supportive services to homeless men, women, and children and assists them in becoming independent and productive citizens in society. We would like to personally thank the volunteers that came who helped make this event a success! We would also like to extend our sincere gratitude to Mr. Kenneth Bowers, Pastor Nelson, and Ms. Sheila for allowing us to partner with them in this extraordinary event.


Executive Director and Founder of Operation Hope, Kenneth Bowers, Senior Attorney, Brooke Grogan & Pastor Nelson outside of Operation Hope.
Associate Attorney Brandon Smith handing out turkeys at last night’s event.
Managing Partner Donald R. Smith with an American Hero and United State’s Air Force Veteran.


Attorney Donald R. Smith, Mr. Kenneth Bowers, and Attorney Brooke Grogan.
Personal Injury attorneys in action.
Attorney Brooke Grogan, Marketing Director Katie Madyun, and Attorney Donald Smith ready to serve the community!