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Release Date: 02.04.2019 | Location: All Metro Atlanta | Organization: Cook & James

Cook & James Delivers Coats to Homeless During Winter's Coldest Days

Employees at Cook & James, the real estate attorneys who pioneered at-home closings, launched a new community relations initiative by collecting and delivering dozens of coats, sweaters, and blankets to the Atlanta Day Shelter at the Atlanta Mission last week during some of the coldest days this winter. The firm’s “Acts of Kindness Jar” sits in the firm’s reception area ready to receive ideas for a community good deed – or act of kindness -- from employees as well as realtor collaborators and colleagues. Each month, the firm will draw one submitted idea and fulfill that wish.

Collecting and delivering coats for the homeless was an idea submitted by Joan Giles of The Giles Group Atlanta and launches the firm’s “Acts of Kindness Jar” initiative.

“Our ‘Acts of Kindness Jar’ is one small way we can affect change,” said Heather James, Cook & James co-founding attorney. “You don’t have to agree with someone to show kindness and especially today, I see so much UN-kindness in our world and our differences are driving us apart. I believe we can reverse that tide, learn from and even celebrate each other’s differences … if we just practice kindness.”

The label on the jar reads: “Never stop doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest parts of their hearts.” Other future “Acts of Kindness,” depending on what ideas are submitted, may include working in a food pantry, cleaning crates at an animal shelter, walking in cancer awareness events or sorting clothes at a foster child closet.

“We want to be known as a friendly, expert firm, but more importantly we want to be known as excellent human beings. The ‘Acts of Kindness Jar’ was a way to encourage social caring and challenge our employees, collaborators and colleagues in the real estate industry to be more involved in our community,” said Kara Cook, Cook & James co-founding attorney.

Last Thursday and Friday, the firm’s Alpharetta/Roswell-based marketing team organized dozens of coats, blankets and sweaters collected then traveled downtown to the Atlanta Day Shelter at the Atlanta Mission to deliver the donations. While on site, they learned about the Mission’s outreach programs, and future volunteer opportunities in which they could participate.  Cook & James virtual employees also collected and delivered coats in cities in which they live outside Atlanta including Pittsburgh, Denver and Huntsville/Decatur, Ala.

To learn more about the “Acts of Kindness Jar” or to submit an idea, call 404-704-0440 or visit the Cook & James office at 295 W. Crossville Rd, Building 400, Suite 430, Roswell, GA 30075 and submit an idea.


About Cook & James
Founded in 2006 to fill a void in real estate transaction services, the attorney team at Cook & James is a pioneer of at-home closings. Specializing in refinancing, purchases, corporate relocations and more, team members can be 100% mobile to offer buyers, sellers and real estate agent partners the flexibility of closing anywhere that is convenient, including at-home. Cook & James attorneys and paralegal professionals bring everything needed to the closing to facilitate a smooth experience. Using a proprietary at-home closing platform, the firm’s residential real estate legal solutions and expertise include purchases, mortgage refinances, title clearance, deed preparation, corporate relocation assistance and more.

Kara Cook and Heather James are co-founding partners. The firm is based in the Atlanta suburb of Roswell, Ga., and is also licensed to do business in Connecticut, New York and South Carolina. Learn more at

Contact Info

Contact Name: Becky Peterson

Company: BP Public Relations, LLC

Phone: 770.367.0321