Larkin Hoffman is committed to serving the communities in which we work. One of the most rewarding services we provide our community is legal services to those of limited means. We encourage all legal personnel to provide pro bono services and consider these services to be part of our practice.
Larkin Hoffman was one of the first 14 firms to sign on to the voluntary Minnesota State Bar Association Pro Bono Standard. As a leader in our profession, we commit to providing 2% of the firm’s billable hours to assisting individuals and organizations dedicated to addressing the needs of persons with limited means.
The firm’s attorneys are active members of chambers of commerce and city councils, and serve on the boards of local universities, hospitals and museums. Our employees have consistently participated in organizations such as The Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, the National MS Society, Bridging and the American Cancer Society. We do well by doing good, as this spirit of dedication and teamwork makes for a positive work environment and plays a vital role in successfully fulfilling the needs of thousands of clients. We are very proud of the community organizations we serve.
Recent Community Service Involvement
Second Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
On January 18, 2016, Larkin Hoffman honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. by partnering with Second Harvest Heartland in the fight to end hunger. Employees of the firm and their families sorted and packed food at Second Harvest Heartland’s warehouse in Golden Valley, Minnesota.
“Larkin Hoffman has always had a strong commitment to give back to our community,” said Tamara O’Neill Moreland, chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. "We are grateful to be honoring Dr. King through service, which we believe is consistent with and furthers Dr. King’s vision.”
Larkin Hoffman’s 32 volunteers helped pack 4,382 pounds of food. Their efforts helped to stock local food shelves that feed children, working adults and seniors who don’t have enough to eat. In addition, several of the firm’s employees made financial donations to Second Harvest Heartland.
Second Harvest Heartland is one of the nation’s largest food banks delivering more than 74 million meals a year to nearly 1,000 food shelves, pantries and other programs in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The organization helps relieve hunger not only by sourcing, warehousing and distributing food, but through data-driven thought leadership and community partnerships that help improve the region’s larger hunger relief system. Larkin Hoffman is truly proud to partner with them for our Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Larkin Hoffman employees, friends and family members spent the day sorting and packing food to help fight hunger in Minnesota and throughout the upper Midwest.
The 33 volunteers helped pack 5,148 pounds of food at Second Harvest Heartland’s warehouse in Golden Valley, Minnesota. Their efforts will help stock local food shelves that feed children, working adults and seniors who don’t have enough to eat. In addition, several of the firm’s employees made financial donations to Second Harvest Heartland.
“Larkin Hoffman has always had a strong commitment to give back to our community,” said Tamara O’Neill Moreland, chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee. “We are grateful to be honoring Dr. King through service, which we believe is consistent with and furthers Dr. King’s vision.”
16th Annual Bedrace for Bridging
Four Larkin Hoffman employees, dressed as Wizard of Oz® characters, raced in Bridging Inc.’s 16th Annual Subway® Bed Race for Bridging event, where teams of four raced down a steep, snowy hill – despite sub-zero temperatures – on queen-sized mattresses, often dressed in themed costumes. Larkin Hoffman was a title sponsor for the event on March 1, 2014 and made it to the third round. Hundreds of teams participated in this year’s event, with proceeds benefiting Bridging Inc., a nonprofit organization located in Bloomington, Minnesota that donates furniture and household items to needy families. Bridging is the largest furniture bank in North America.
Larkin Hoffman COO named National MS Society Volunteer of the Year
Larkin Hoffman Will “Rock the Red Kettle” with The Salvation Army at MOA
Larkin Hoffman will help The Salvation Army commence its 2013 bell-ringing season at the Mall of America this Saturday, November 9, as part of the city-wide Rock the Red Kettle kick-off event.
Nearly 100 Larkin Hoffman volunteers will staff eleven iconic red kettles located at the Mall of America entrances for 110 hours on Saturday. Last year, the Larkin Hoffman kettles at the Mall of America raised over $8,000 on opening day. The firm also provides direct financial support to The Salvation Army.
“Our attorneys and employees have been honored and privileged to have provided the gift of time and financial support to the Salvation Army since 1996” commented J. Patrick Plunkett, shareholder at Larkin Hoffman and member of The Salvation Army Advisory Board. “Our partnership and support helps The Salvation Army meet its vision and mission of DOING THE MOST GOOD! by feeding the hungry, housing the homeless, and freeing people from addiction, without discrimination.”
The Salvation Army’s bell-ringing season will run through the evening of December 24, 2013. One two-hour shift at a red kettle can raise enough money to provide two nights of shelter and four warm meals for the men, women, and children who utilize The Salvation Army’s services. For more information about The Salvation Army and Rock the Red Kettle, click here.