CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 12, 2012) - Davis LLP, a full-service national law firm, proudly supports Got Ginch 2012. Lawyers and staff from the firm's Calgary office participated in the annual Cross-Canada Underwear Drive for the homeless. The firm donated close to $8,000 to the initiative and lent a helping hand in cities across the country.
"Got Ginch is a great organization providing one of the most basic and needed items of clothing," says Graham Norris, an associate with the firm's Securities and Corporate Finance practice group. "Brett and Robb have turned their passion into a 10-stop, cross Canada endeavour. They are committed to helping people across the country and so is the firm. With offices in half of the stops on their journey, we felt it was only natural that we get involved. It was a delight to have our team help them out and see the joy it brought to so many people."
Norris, together with Davis LLP's Daniel Kenney, John Brown, Derrick Auch, Meghan Rollins and Peter Soby, assisted Got Ginch founder Brent King and his co-pilot Robb Price at The Mustard Seed in Calgary in distributing clean underwear to the homeless on September 5, 2012.
Got Ginch started four years ago when King approached his local homeless shelter for a list of urgently needed items. On the top of most lists was underwear. "The experts told me that the first step in rebuilding a life is to rebuild self respect and basic dignity. I can't think of many things more basic and dignifying than a pair of clean underwear," says King.
At Davis LLP, we are responsive and committed to our communities across the country. Our lawyers and staff connect with the community through volunteer activities such as Got Ginch. Professionals from each of the firm's offices located in Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Montréal also participated in this worthwhile endeavour when the Got Ginch RV stopped in these cities.
About Davis LLP
Davis LLP is a full-service national law firm with over 250 lawyers across Canada and in Tokyo, Japan(1). The firm has well-known and respected capabilities in core legal services, and is a leader in a number of niche markets. Davis LLP is described by Chambers Global as "a lean outfit that punches above its weight". The firm acts for Canadian and international clients, and is often involved in complex matters with an international dimension.
(1)Through its associate office, Davis & Takahashi.