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Firm celebrates MLK JR. day with service projects

January 16, 2012 – Today was a day on, not a day off, for staff members and attorneys throughout Saul Ewing who honored the late Martin Luther King, Jr. by painting an elementary school, delivering food to those who need it and making quilts for babies at a children’s hospital.

For the first two weeks of January, the Philadelphia office collected dozens of bags and boxes of non-perishable food and ready-to-eat items. Then, on MLK, Jr. Day, attorneys and staff members gathered in a conference room to stock backpacks with food for students at Philadelphia and Camden, NJ elementary schools. The Chesterbrook, PA office collected and delivered cleaning supplies, toiletries and food to the Safe Harbor of Greater West Chester, Inc., a nonprofit that provides food and shelter to homeless men and women in Chester County, PA.

In Baltimore, attorneys and staffers painted the interior of Barclays Elementary School, making the hallways look brand new! The Wilmington office visited the kitchen and prepared meals at Little Sisters of the Poor Nursing Home in Newark, DE. A group of attorneys and staff members in Harrisburg went to Downtown Daily Bread to volunteer in the soup kitchen where they cleaned and helped to prepare lunch for the estimated 150 people who eat their one hot meal a day there. The Princeton office assembled and delivered bags filled with essential toiletries and other items to Womanspace, a crisis center for women in Mercer County. Members of the Newark office made two beautiful quilts that were donated to the Quilts for Kids organization and Project Linus, which give handmade quilts and blankets to children in hospitals and who are the victims of abuse.

The energy and enthusiasm across the firm was a testament to the community spirit of Saul Ewing. Celebrating the life and work of the late Martin Luther King Jr. by giving back to the community has become a signature Firm tradition.