The Stephen Project - Month 4

The Stephen Project
Month 4: Greater Cleveland Food Bank

For month 4 of The Stephen Project, all money raised will be donated to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. 

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About The Stephen Project

Stephen Jones, a local Ohio man, is partnering with Liner Legal to donate money to local charities as part of a unique payment arrangement for services rendered and to help others during the holiday season.

Most of Liner Legal’s clients cannot afford to pay for legal services upfront, so the Social Security Administration (SSA) is supposed to hold all legal fees and release them to the lawyer at the end of the case. In a recent case, Jones came to Liner Legal looking for help obtaining disability benefits. However, SSA neglected to hold the legal fees and released the entire sum to Jones by mistake.

In appreciation of the benefits he received, Jones wanted to pay the attorneys in full for representing him. However, Jones and Michael Liner, founder of Liner Legal, created a plan in which Jones will donate the money to help others. Instead of paying Liner Legal $50/month for essentially 3 years ($1800), Jones is committed to donating $36/month for 18 months ($650) to different charities to help better the community. 

By partnering on this unique payment arrangement, Jones and Liner Legal hope to raise awareness of each charity and encourage others in the community to donate as well. 

About the Greater Cleveland Food Bank

More information about Greater Cleveland Food Bank: The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided 55 million meals in 2017 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties.


  • Anonymous 
    • $36 
    • 3 mos


Liner Legal 
Cleveland, OH
Greater Cleveland Food Bank 
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Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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