During October 2015, each of the HPS offices participated in a friendly competition to collect clothing to benefit local charities. Partner Ken Webster and the firm's Las Vegas office initiated the month-long challenge, which resulted in 175 bags of clothing being donated to charities throughout the country. Attorneys and staff in each office showed their charitable and competitive edges, racing one another to gather as many clothing items as possible, including: coats, sweaters, pants, shirts and socks.
The eight-person Salt Lake City team came in first, with the Las Vegas, Chicago, and Florida offices coming in second, third, and fourth respectively. Partner April Walkup, Chair of the HPS Pays it Forward Committee, noted “HPS has always been proactive about reaching out to the community and beyond. It was incredible to watch the offices come together to impact communities across the nation.”
Clothing collected from the offices was donated to the following charities: