9/11 Day of Service
In 2011, in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and a federally recognized National Day of Service and Remembrance, Holland & Knight partnered with the nonprofit MyGoodDeed and its national 9/11 Day to honor and carry forward the remarkable spirit of unity and service that arose on 9/11. Over the past nine years, as part of our annual 9/11 Day of Service, our employees, together with our clients, colleagues, families and friends, planned and donated over 20,000 days of service to more than 100 nonprofit organizations and schools in our communities.
Since then, Holland & Knight continues its tradition of service and giving to the communities in which we live and work while observing 9/11 as a day of doing good deeds for others.
Service Projects and Activities
Examples of some of the service projects completed for 2019 include:
- Assisting disabled athletes at Adaptive Sports New England in Boston and Special Olympics competitions in Miami
- Sorting and packing food for people in need at Atlanta Community Food Bank, City Harvest in New York, Feeding Children Everywhere in Orlando and West Palm Beach, Food Bank of the Rockies in Denver, Greater Boston Food Bank, Greater Chicago Food Depository, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, North Texas Food Bank, Oregon Food Bank and Second Harvest Food Bank in Tallahassee
- Painting and refurbishing schools with City Year in Los Angeles and North Florida School of Special Education in Jacksonville
- Volunteering at Feeding America and Metropolitan Ministries to support the homeless and hungry in Brandon and Tampa
- Refurbishing a Fisher House facility for families of veterans at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital in Virginia
- Repairing residences for elderly citizens at Fundacion La Manuelita in Bogota and Paint Your Heart Out Tampa
- Planning, cooking and serving dinner for families staying at Ronald McDonald Houses in Orlando, Philadelphia, Tysons and Washington, D.C.
- Assisting with farming to promote the benefits of healthy and sustainable lifestyles at Spitalfields City Farm in London
- Placing wreaths at veterans' graves with Wreaths Across America at Washington D.C.'s Arlington National Cemetery and the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.
- Organizing the Seventh Annual Bayview-Hunters Point 9/11 Day of Service Book Fair for children in low-income neighborhoods in San Francisco
Close to our Hearts
Holland & Knight has always emphasized a commitment to improving the lives of others through service. No one exemplified this commitment more than Glenn Winuk, a former Holland & Knight partner and volunteer EMT, who lost his life on 9/11 in the collapse of the World Trade Center. Inspired by Glenn's service, the Holland & Knight Charitable Foundation, through contributions from firm employees, funded and built the New York City Firefighter Memorial Wall, which was officially dedicated in 2006 "to those who fell and to those who carry on." The Memorial Wall, located at Ladder 10 Fire Station, is directly across the street from the site of the former World Trade Center.
For Further Information
For additional information on our 9/11 Day of Service or if you would like to partner with Holland & Knight in this historic initiative, please contact Paul Kiernan, Chair of our Public and Charitable Services Department.
Holland & Knight Participates in Sixth Annual Bayview-Hunters Point 9/11 Day of Service Book Fair
We are excited to share this video that features one of Holland & Knight's many 9/11 Days of Service. The video captures our San Francisco office's sixth annual Bayview-Hunters Point 9/11 Day of Service Book Fair.