The food banks serve a vital role in our communities
Houston, TX (Vocus) December 16, 2009
Andrews Kurth LLP Managing Partner, Bob Jewell, announced that the firm has donated over $50,000 in cash to those in need this holiday season. The donations were made on behalf of the firm’s clients and in recognition of the charities’ ongoing efforts to serve those in need throughout the country.
Food bank contributions were made in the cities in which the firm operates including:
Austin: Capital Area Food Bank
Dallas: North Texas Food Bank
Houston: Houston Food Bank
New York: City Harvest
The Woodlands: Interfaith of The Woodlands
Washington, DC: Capital Area Foodbank
“The food banks serve a vital role in our communities,” said Jewell. “We are pleased to be able to make donations to the food banks for the fifth year in a row.”
In addition, the firm sponsored its 3rd annual “Open Up Your Heart and Give” campaign which called on each of the firm’s offices to sponsor a food drive. Attorneys and staff pulled together and collectively donated 16,469 food items, 14,356 meals and in addition to the firm’s financial contribution, the staff and attorneys donated another $12,962—enough cash and food for the food banks to provide thousands of meals to homeless and hungry children, women and men across the country this holiday season.
Lastly, because of the international presence of Andrews Kurth and its clients, the firm gave a financial contribution to Central Asia Institute (http://www.ikat.org), a non-profit organization with the mission to promote and support community-based education, especially for girls, in remote regions of Pakistan and Afghanistan.
About Andrews Kurth LLP
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