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Fourth Annual Brooks’ Bears at Build A Bear Hosted by Offit Kurman Attorney Sandra Brooks

For Immediate Release

Bethesda MD | Offit Kurman Family Law attorney Sandra “Sandy” Brooks, and her family, hosted the 4th annual Brooks’ Bears at Build-A-Bear in Bethesda.  Friends, family and colleagues were invited, along with their eager children, to build bears for Dr. Bear’s Closet at Children’s National Hospital.  The Closet is stocked with toys for the children going through treatment, as well as their siblings.  They provide comfort and pleasure during a difficult time.

“Every year I look forward to this event.  This year especially, because it came full circle for my family,” says Brooks. “This past spring our son underwent testing at Children’s Hospital, and before spending the night, he received a bear from the Closet.  He was comforted by his new bear and slept with it all night.  He was super excited to build bears at this year’s event for other children.”

Before the bears are boxed they are given a name, birth certificate, and inserted with a plush red heart, and a wish, from the builder.  Not only do the children at the hospital benefit, but the ones creating the bears learn the lesson of giving.

This year, over 67 bears were accessorized and stuffed by the children.

ABOUT SANDRA BROOKS  |  240.507.1716

As a family law attorney, Sandra (Sandy) Brooks’ practice focuses on a wide range of aspects in regards to family law. She dedicates her time to assisting clients in domestic law matters including divorce, child custody and visitation, family mediation, spousal and child support, property division, and division of retirement benefits. Other matters that fall under her jurisdiction as a family law attorney include tax consequences of divorce, mediation, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements, negotiating and drafting of separation agreements, domestic litigation, and post-judgment proceedings.


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