December 5, 2005
Washington, D.C. – Kelley Drye donated $20,000 to combat homelessness in the greater Washington, D.C. area as a Platinum Sponsor of the 18th Annual Fannie Mae Foundation Help the Homeless Walkathon. A sponsor of previous Walkathons, the Washington, D.C. law firm once again selected Mount Carmel House as its designated beneficiary agency.
The annual event is the largest of its kind in the nation and emphasizes programs that help homeless people return to independent living. This year’s Walkathon attracted more than 61,000 people and raised an estimated $6.5 million for the 178 beneficiary organizations in the Washington area.
Kelley Drye’s donation is a significant portion of Mount Carmel House's annual budget. For over 20 years, the organization has served as a transitional rehabilitative shelter for homeless women. In addition to food and shelter, the women are provided with a service-intensive program offering residents case management, substance abuse counseling, and an educational program designed to change cycles of poverty and dependence.
"Kelley Drye is proud to support this excellent program that takes such a dynamic approach in combating homelessness," said Paul Rosenthal. "Our support of this program wonderfully complements to our work with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless."
"As a firm, we are committed to pro bono and community service work and encourage all of our attorneys to seek out organizations that can benefit from our legal experience," continued Mr. Rosenthal. "The attorneys of Kelley Drye believe that addressing the legal needs of the poor and disadvantaged in the communities we serve is of paramount importance. Our continual contributions to these programs make a difference to those who are truly in need."
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