D.C.-area lawyers, law firm staff and their families will be clearing out their clothes closets tonight. Gifts for the Homeless, the lawyer-led nonprofit that uses all donated money to help the homeless, is holding its annual clothing drive November 30 through December 2.
Last year, more than 4,000 bags of gently used clothing and other items including sheets, towels and toiletries were collected and delivered to 63 area shelters with the help of 400 volunteers from law firms and related sponsoring organizations — including Legal Times.
At Hogan Lovells, 11 floor captains and dozens more volunteers are gathering and sorting clothing and donations, said partner Stephen Propst. "It's a real firmwide effort, involving everyone from partners to associates and staff." Gifts for the Homeless president Bart Epstein, general counsel of tutor.com, said, "Local shelters tell us that their needs are greater than ever. We hope that the D.C. legal community will step up."