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3,700 Reasons to Love GFTH

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In its 28th year, Gifts for the Homeless and nearly 400 volunteers sorted and delivered a whopping 3,700 bags of clothing to nearly 60 shelters and homeless service organizations in the DC area. Above right, Foley partner and GFTH used clothing drive chair of eight years Joe Edmondson, making a delivery to Ella's Kids and the Calvary Clothing Closet. He's with Lauren Mott (daughter of Ogletree Deakins attorney Greg Mott) and Ella Strother herself.


The clothes were donated by 100 law firms, agencies and legal organizations. Above, GFTH Board Member and Steptoe partner Mark Moran greets Jerilyn Shelley, the wife of Steptoe partner Herbert Shelley, at the clothing drop-off. Republic Properties donated the Portals space for the ninth consecutive year and Office Movers loaned the trucks, drivers and bins.


Cleary Gottlieb attorney Steve Archibald and his wife make a delivery to Central Union Mission, posing with staff member Jose. Planning is already underway for next year's GFTH Banding Together. The battle of the law firm bands gives lawyers a chance to be rock stars for the evening; it hopes to raise more than $250k for new clothing for area homeless in 2015.