Bar associations delivered over $1,500 worth of undergarments to Let’s Help
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Posted by: Beth Warrington
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The Kansas Bar Association and Topeka Bar Association teamed up to fulfill a very uncommon need in the community—undergarments for Topeka’s impoverished. On Friday, Aug. 21 both bar associations delivered over $1,500 worth of donated items, such as underwear, socks and bras, to Let’s Help.
The inspiration for the "Legal Brief Relief” campaign derived from Let’s Help volunteer Jay Collins, who noticed there was little in the way of socks and underwear in the clothing donation bins. The KBA and TBA answered the call, urging area attorneys to be mindful of their community and donate those much-needed items.
"When Jay shared his birthday wish we never envisioned the impact he would have,” said Linda Kehres, Let’s Help executive director. "Not only did he accomplish his goal of filling a truck bed with underwear and socks, he inspired others to get involved in a big way.”
KBA President Natalie Haag said that this effort was a humorous reminder that lawyers play a pivotal role in many nonprofit organizations in the community through their personal service and fundraising.
"Since only a lawyer would call a 50-page document a ‘brief,’ it is quite fitting that the Topeka and Kansas bar associations joined together to provide briefs for Let’s Help,” said Haag.
TBA president James Rankin echoed Haag’s statement and said it was a privilege to pass on the collective effort to Let’s Help and see the people who work hard each day to help the impoverished in the community.
Let’s Help has been inspiring hope, promoting self-sufficiency and breaking the cycle of poverty in the area community since 1969. To learn more about Let’s Help, or to donate time or money, visit http://www.letshelpinc.org.