Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr has renewed its partnership with the Bread for the City, pledging to provide financial support, in-kind donations, volunteer work and pro bono services to the D.C. nonprofit through 2015.
The firm first began its partnership in 2008 with Bread for the City, which provides services to the homeless and those at risk for being homeless including food, clothing, medical care, legal assistance and social services.
Over the years, Wilmer has helped provide two new delivery trucks, a new medical clinic, a new dental clinic, a new rooftop garden and a city orchard as well as funding for nearly 80,000 meals, 650 medical visits, 1,915 social service visits, and 3,529 hours of legal services from the organization's staff attorneys.
"We are proud of our partnership with Bread for the City and of the benefits it brings to both institutions," said Wilmer partner Russ Bruemmer, attorney liaison for Bread for the City, in a news release. "Bread's work positively impacts so many lives in our community, and through our sustained partnership, WilmerHale and its personnel commit money, time, and other services to increase that impact."
Wilmer's approach to philanthropic partnerships is based on the idea that making long-term commitments to a few organizations builds the capacity of those groups and increases the odds of successful outcomes.
In Washington, the firm also supports the See Forever Foundation/Maya Angelou Schools, which helps low-income, African American youth in Washington "move on to college, career and a lifetime of success," according to the foundation.
The firm has also partnered with nonprofit groups in Boston, Ohio, New York and California.