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Bracewell Gives Back to the Community through 2016 Day of Service

HOUSTON – Bracewell LLP employees across the firm participated in 2016 Bracewell Day of Service, sponsored by the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. Each U.S. office gave back to their respective communities by lending support, resources and services to charitable organizations. The firm-wide events were held in support of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, which is celebrated annually in January.

A link to photos of the various events described below can be viewed by clicking here.

The Austin office visited the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas in Austin on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The Capital Area Food Bank is at the front line of hunger relief with the help of nearly 300 partner agencies in 21 counties across Central Texas. Bracewell volunteers helped pack and sort donated food.

The Connecticut office gave back at another distinguished not-for-profit organization HARC in Hartford on Friday, January 22, 2016. HARC helps people with intellectual disabilities and their families enjoy lives of quality, inclusion and dignity by providing support, education and advocacy. HARC provides a full array of services throughout the lifespan of an individual. Bracewell volunteers assisted with the adult enrichment program, doing arts and crafts and other group engagement activities.

The Dallas office gave back to their community by joining the renowned not-for-profit organization Buckner Children’s Home in Dallas on Saturday, January 9, 2016. Buckner Children’s Home is a part of Buckner International, an organization that offers a variety of programs to help protect children and build strong families. Bracewell volunteers helped remove and pack Christmas decorations, as well as packing and sorting birthday toys for the foster children.

The Houston office again joined forces with the Houston Food Bank, which is the nation’s largest Feeding America food bank and serves as a source of food for hunger relief charities in 18 Southeast Texas counties. Its network of 500 food pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers and other agencies, feed a total of 137,000 people each week, providing 50 million nutritious meals annually. Bracewell volunteers helped pack and sort donated food on Saturday, January 23, 2016.

The New York office volunteered at Publicolor, which engages disconnected students through a continuum of arts and design-based after-school and summer programs that teach students marketable skills, a disciplined work ethic and essential life skills. Bracewell volunteers painted alongside students at the schoolon Saturday, March 5, 2016.

The San Antonio office gave back to their community by joining the San Antonio Food Bank on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The San Antonio Food Bank provides food and grocery products to more than 500 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout Southwest Texas. Bracewell volunteers inspected and sorted food donated by local retailers to be distributed to the community.

The Seattle office worked the front desk, and prepared and served a hot lunch at the Union Gospel Mission on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission provides food, shelter and care to hurting and homeless people in the Greater Seattle area. Every day approximately 2,000 meals are served to men, women and children, and every night, nearly 240 people fill the emergency shelters.

The Washington, D.C. office volunteered at Miriam’s Kitchen in Washington on January 26, 2016. Bracewell volunteers prepared and served food. The mission of Miriam’s Kitchen is to end chronic homelessness in Washington, D.C.