Clothing, Volunteers Needed for Harvest for Homeless Nov. 3
The Young Lawyers Division is collecting clothes for its annual Harvest for the Homeless program on Saturday, Nov. 3. All clothes and non-perishable items are greatly appreciated for donation.
Specifically, the YLD is looking for donations of any clothes for men, women and children including sweat shirts, t-shirts, pants, shorts, thermal underwear, underwear (new please), socks, coats, gloves, scarves, hats, sweat suits, sweaters, etc. The shelters also appreciate blankets and towels.
We are also looking for toiletries, large or small, including soap, disposable razors, shaving cream, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, hand lotion, combs, brushes, etc.
Some of the shelters will take canned and non-perishable food items and we will take them if we get them; however, our focus is on clothes, bedding and toiletries.
These items can be dropped off at the donations sites below by or before Thursday, Nov. 1, or brought directly to the offices of Ballard Spahr LLP on Nov. 3 at 8:30 a.m.
All of those who are willing and have volunteered to sort should be at the loading dock at Ballard Spahr by 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 3. Please stay as long as you can but know that any time you spend is appreciated so please just come and stay as long as you can. The more volunteers we have, the quicker we will be sending the deliveries on their way (all are welcome). The loading dock is located on 19th and Commerce streets between JFK Boulevard and Market Street. The entrance is just past JFK on the left-hand side. Come down the ramp and proceed right. Ballard is the first dock on the left-hand side.
For those commuting or walking, someone will meet you in the lobby of the Mellon Bank Center Building at 1735 Market St. at 8:25 a.m. and direct you to loading dock. Volunteers will open up the donation bags and sort the items, placing them at the appropriate station sites for subsequent bagging.
Once the sorting has begun, deliveries can start. Deliveries will be made to homeless shelters requesting specific items (some are for men only, others are for women and children only and some are for men, women and children). The shelters are all within the city limits. We will provide the names of the shelters with directions a few days before the event. We will also have print outs with directions on the day of the event.
Donations can be dropped off prior to the Nov. 3 sorting event at the following locations:
Martin Banks, 1818 Market St., 35th Floor. Contact Maria Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP, 2005 Market St., Suite 2600. Contact Kristin M. McKenna at KMcKenna@stradley.com
Mensing Law, LLC, 1616 Walnut St. #710. Contact Stephanie J. Mensing at email@example.com
Jared Jacobson Law, LLC, 1760 Market Street #600. Contact Jared A. Jacobson firstname.lastname@example.org
Berger & Montague, P.C., 1622 Locust St. Contact Shauna Itri at email@example.com
KML Law Group, P.C., BNY Independence Center, 701 Market St., Suite 5000. Contact Jill Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Margolis Edelstein, The Curtis Center, 170 S. Independence Mall W., Suite 400E. Contact Jennifer Coatsworth at email@example.com
German, Gallagher & Murtagh, 200 S. Broad St. Contact Jacqueline Campbell or Janice Patel at firstname.lastname@example.org@ggmfirm.com
Weber Gallagher, 2000 Market St., Suite 1300. Contact Matthew Laver at email@example.com