Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service 2019

01/22/2019

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” The King Center recommends that private organizations and businesses honor Dr. King by encouraging employees to undertake community service work to address social needs on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

On January 21, 2019, Larkin Hoffman proudly honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a day of service.  This year Larkin Hoffman partnered with Bridging to build furniture for individuals transitioning out of homelessness. Firm employees and ‎their families assembled 27 new dressers for Bridging clients at Bridging’s warehouse in Bloomington, ‎Minnesota.

“Larkin Hoffman employees perform community service work together throughout the year to address our community’s social needs,” said Dayle Nolan, chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. “On this holiday, we appreciated the opportunity to build dressers for Bridging clients in honor of Dr. King’s vision.”

Bridging, a nonprofit organization serving primarily the greater Twin Cities, provides donated furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.  Bridging is driven by volunteers and donations of basic home essential items from the community. Since 1987, Bridging has served more than 90,000 local Twin Cities households and reduces landfill space by 10 million pounds each year. Larkin Hoffman proudly partnered with Bridging for its fifth annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.