February 26, 2021

When the temperature in Kansas City hit single digits and rolling blackouts were introduced leaving some without heat, Dysart Taylor paralegal Jeanne Sharkey sprang into action, quickly soliciting the help of her co-workers to donate much needed items to benefit the community, including the local homeless population. The firm is pleased to announce it collected more than 460 pairs of socks and 112 food items in just two days.

In the donation drive, organized by Sharkey, the firm’s attorneys and staff quickly donated both child and adult socks and packaged foods. The donations were then delivered by Sharkey and clerk Sherri Green to three different Kansas City-focused organizations: the Scott Eicke Warming Center, an organization providing food and shelter for people experiencing houselessness during freezing weather; Seton Center, which provides dental services, a food pantry, rent and utility assistance, a thrift store, and older adult services; and Uplift, a homeless outreach program.