MILFORD — The holiday season presents an opportunity for giving back to those in need, and also to teach youth the importance of businesses giving back to their community. Attorney Carter Mario, President & CEO of Milford-based law firm, Carter Mario Injury Lawyers took this notion to heart this year, as he and the firm set out before Thanksgiving to collect coats from the firm’s six offices across the state to donate to The First Baptist Church of Milford’s “Clothes Closet.” The Clothes Closet supplies those in need in the Greater Milford Area with warm coats and clothing during the winter months.

Carter Mario and his firm were assisted by a group of students from a business class at Jonathan Law High School. As part of their business studies class, the local students had to choose and carry out a community service project.

“For years our company has been fortunate enough to be able to donate our time, resources, and financial help to many causes and organizations throughout Connecticut,” said Carter Mario. “Being able to help out the ‘Clothes Closet’ and to teach some local students about the importance of giving back is what the Holidays are all about.”

The students will continue to work with Carter Mario and the firm to continue to learn how a successful business is run, and about the importance of positive community relations.

“We were so blessed to have Carter and the law firm adopt this project with us, and help the students to understand the importance of always striving to give back to the community you serve,” said Jonathan Law High School Teacher Louise Goldbeck.

The First Baptist Church of Milford’s Clothes Closet is open to all people in need and is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The building is adjacent to the church and is located at 24 North St.

For more information on the Clothes Closet and The First Baptist Church of Milford, visit www.firstbaptistmilford.com, and for more information on Carter Mario Injury Lawyers, visit www.getcarter.com.