Causes That We Proudly Support

The Chaffin Luhana Foundation

Origin

Law partners Eric Chaffin and Roopal Luhana, along with their families, established The Chaffin Luhana Foundation in 2010 to honor their humble roots and build upon the values of integrity and resilience instilled in them by their hardworking parents.

A not-for-profit organization, the Foundation encourages the development of human potential and supports community empowerment through the endowment of funds to deserving recipients, the creation of community-based enrichment projects, and the support of important scientific research that meaningfully impacts the under-privileged and sick in society.

With the goal of fostering acceptance, understanding, and an inclusive and healthy environment for everyone, the Foundation seeks to highlight individuals who are displaying outstanding characteristics in their lives, and bring all walks of life together in ways that invite positive interaction, while rewarding those resilient people willing to face difficult challenges, get back up, and surge forth once again.

Doing Good by Doing Right ™

Activities

10K Sandwiches

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chaffin Luhana Foundation is partnering with national and Pittsburgh area businesses to hand out 10,000 sandwiches to families and children in need. According to Pittsburgh Public Schools, thousands of children in the greater Pittsburgh area are now without school lunches and we want to help. On Monday, March 23, those in need will be able to use a custom-created drive-through service at a local bakery to pick up sandwiches. Turkey, roast beef and cheese sandwiches will be offered until they run out.

How To Make Your Own CDC-Compliant Face Mask

According to the CDC, fabric masks should not be used in the care of COVID-19 patients. However, fabric masks are a crisis response option when other supplies run out. They can also be helpful in other areas of patient care as well. See our page on how you can make CDC-compliant face masks and help others as well.

Nalani Johnson Rule

The Chaffin Luhana Foundation fully supports the passage of House Bill 2295, or the "Nalani Johnson Rule", an amendment drafted by Chaffin Luhana LLP and recently introduced in the PA State Legislature by Representative Anthony DeLuca and 20 co-sponsors, with the goal of changing the AMBER Alert System in Pennsylvania.

The “Nalani Johnson Rule” would allow law enforcement to issue immediate AMBER Alerts when necessary, without having to confirm further information. Law enforcement would be free to pursue the gathering of additional information after the alert has been issued, but at least the public would be brought into the search much earlier, potentially saving children’s lives.

CLF Inner Reeve Challenge

The Chaffin Luhana Foundation is partnering with the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation to launch the #CLFInnerReeveChallenge to benefit those living with spinal cord injuries and paralysis. Participants are challenged to donate to Team Reeve and post a photo or video of themselves recognizing their inner Hero (someone they personally hold dear who inspires them to persevere through difficult times) on Facebook, Instagram and/or LinkedIn with the Challenge hashtag. Participants then challenge friends to do the same.

Stephani Victor Legacy Award

Each year, the Chaffin Luhana Foundation awards a financial gift to one deserving individual who overcome significant challenges and achieved great milestones in his or her life or career, or who give back in unique ways to his or her community.

Research and Scholarship Grants / Outreach Projects

The Foundation awards periodic financial gifts to institutions of higher learning for the purpose of supporting scientific research, and funds educational scholarships to students. The Foundation is able to do this by creating and presenting at least one new project every five years.

Chaffin Luhana Foundation Scholarships

In 2019, the Chaffin Luhana Foundation will be awarding multiple separate scholarships, totaling $2,000. One of the foundation’s missions is to drive down the staggering number of distracted driving accidents in the United States. The Foundation will be awarding a scholarship to a student who helps us in this fight by submitting an inspiring personal essay.

end distracted driving

The Chaffin Luhana Foundation is committed to promoting student awareness about the perils of distracted driving and to end distracted driving. “EndDD” was created by Joel Feldman and his wife Dianne who lost their daughter, Casey, to a distracted driver when she was just 21 years old. Chaffin Luhana Partner Eric Chaffin has made several EndDD (end distracted driving) presentations to national organizations and students in the Ohio Valley.  Paralympian and Chaffin Luhana Foundation Spokesperson, Stephani Victor, joined Eric to present to students at four separate high schools in the Fall of 2014 to raise awareness and educate teens on this very important issue.

Chaffin Luhana LLP

Eric Chaffin and Roopal Luhana founded the New York based Chaffin Luhana LLP law firm so that they could put all their legal experience and skill to good use, representing victims of all types of accident and injury cases. Attorneys at Chaffin Luhana LLP are fully committed to successfully representing their client's case by making sure they recover the full and proper amount of compensation for the client's full physical and or emotional recovery. If you or a loved one is in need of legal help or representation, contact Chaffin, Luhana LLP for a free legal consultation, today.