Clark Hill Impacts Communities Through Month of Giving
Throughout the month of May, Clark Hill embarked on a firmwide “Month of Giving” to positively impact communities near its offices across the U.S. and in Dublin, Ireland.
In total, Clark Hill supplied more than 800 food and resource kits, served meals at 14 food banks/agencies, participated in four community and garden clean-ups, and fundraised by participating in a 5/10K race.
“Our Clark Hill Cares program is a key part of our outreach to our local communities, and we are thrilled with the impact we were able to make throughout the month,” said Detroit Member-in-Charge Maria Dwyer. “In addition to serving our communities, we also brought our team together, and that was a win-win for Clark Hill and the numerous organizations we assisted.”
The following is a summary of each office’s impact:
The Birmingham office assisted Grace Centers of Hope by cleaning up a playground, gardening, and power washing. For 80 years, Grace Centers of Hope has helped men, women, and children struggling with abuse, homelessness, and addiction.
Team Chicago cleared 205 pounds of trash from the 31st Street/Margaret T. Burroughs Beach. The event was coordinated through the Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach program.
The Collin County team supported the North Texas Food Bank by packaging more than 6,700 meals for North Texas families in need. The North Texas Food Bank has operated for 40 years and serves 13 counties. In 2021, it provided more than 125 million meals.
Team Dallas gathered items and put together welcome baskets for people who are recovering from homelessness at The Bridge Homeless Recovery Center. The welcome basket celebrates a Bridge guest’s recovery and supports them as they transition into their new home.
The Denver office volunteered with the Denver Dream Center’s Adopt-a-Block program. The Denver Dream Center connects people to a community of support by providing free resources and services that address immediate and long-term needs in the areas of homelessness, hunger, poverty, addiction, abuse, education, and assisting those transitioning from various levels of incarceration. The Adopt-a-Block program focuses on a four-block radius in the downtown Denver community where volunteers distribute donations, make food, play games & interact with the local community.
The Detroit team assisted the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative by gardening, clearing weeds, preparing the ground, and planting for the upcoming growing season.
The Dublin office participated in the Calcutta Run 2022 and raised funds for The Hope Foundation and Peter McVerry Trust charities.
The Grand Rapids office collected and delivered donations of food and other essential items to support Feeding America West Michigan.
The Houston office volunteered at the Houston Botanical Gardens.
The Lansing office assisted with general cleaning, labor, and also provided furnishings and other donations to support the renovation of Angie’s House, a local treatment home for women in recovery.
The Las Vegas office volunteered for The Just One Project to help package and hand out groceries to those in need through a drive-thru-style food distribution in the parking lot at Cimarron High School.
Team members from the Los Angeles office gathered at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to assemble food packages. The Food Bank has served over 27,000 low-income seniors, women with infants, and children in Los Angeles County. The LA Team ultimately assisted in preparing 6,411 kits.
The New York office volunteered at the Xavier Mission Soup Kitchen and served 881 meals and supplied water to people in need on a hot day.
The Philadelphia office created 42 care packages for women and 34 care packages for men for the Hub of Hope, a safe place where people who are experiencing homelessness can enjoy a warm cup of coffee, take a shower, wash their laundry, and speak to peers or resource coordinators and ultimately, begin the process of finding a permanent home.
Phoenix and Scottsdale
The Scottsdale and Phoenix offices joined together to work with the St. Mary’s Food Bank to sort food collected throughout the City of Phoenix by local USPS drivers. The Food Bank gathers and distributes food for nine of the 15 Arizona counties.
Volunteers from the Pittsburgh office assisted the Hazelwood YMCA Food Pantry by helping with sorting food, restocking, and cleaning throughout the Pantry.
The San Francisco office volunteered at the Florence Fang Community Garden, the largest community farm and second most productive urban farm in San Francisco. The farm grows and harvests more than 6,000 pounds of crops annually, and provides food to seniors, children, and their families in the local community with needed fresh produce.
The Washington, D.C. office collected canned goods and essential items to donate to Bread For the City. The team sorted and delivered approximately 25 boxes of donations.