September 24, 2009

Volunteer Spotlight: WilmerHale LLP

Bread for the City will be recognizing a few of our many outstanding volunteers at the Fourth Annual Good Hope Awards on October 1st. Over the next few days we will be highlighting our awardees.

First out of the gate, WilmerHale LLP.

WilmerHale made a significant financial and volunteer two-year commitment to Bread for the City in 2008. During that time, their dollars helped us purchase our new delivery truck as well as ALL of the following:
  • 730 homes received a three-day supply of groceries.
  • 410 patients visits were conducted in our medical.
  • 454 hours of legal assistance were provided in matters of housing, disability, and family law.
  • 465 social services visits were conducted to link clients with emergency shelter, public benefits, etc.

And that's just what they did with their cold, hard cash. WilmerHale then took a giant step forward and gave generously of their time.

  • Attorney Gina Haschke helped us update our legal documentation to comply with new IRS 990 standards, and also created a document retention policy.
  • Attorney Amy Klemt drafted a revision of our whistleblower policy.
  • Attorney Kelly Cochran drafted a revision of our conflict of interest policy.
  • Attorney Stephen Edwards is helping us with a bunch of contract stuff as we begin construction on our 11,000 square foot expansion of our Northwest Center.
  • Career Development Manager Cheryl Shigo coordinated a group of 25 co-workers for a gleaning visit to Crooked Run Orchard collecting 1,250 lbs. of fresh produce for our pantries

Staff and attorneys also hosted a food drive AND a clothing drive to benefit our clients, and it looks like they'll be doing more of them again this year.

To all our friends at WilmerHale, thank you for all that you do. You have definitely earned the title of Bread for the City's 2009 Corporate Partner of the Year.

Thank you!

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