A short and sweet P.S. column today, so that anyone reading this as you jet off to Aspen or Cabo for the holiday cannot blame me for the dirty look the flight attendant is giving you. But who am I kidding. Most people on planes these days, unlike me, read the news on their tablets or smartphones as a loophole around that pesky “power off your large electronics for takeoff” rule.
Safe travels, happy cooking, and, for anyone else who doesn’t give a damn about the Cowboys, I hope you watch the fine Thanksgiving cinema that is Planes, Trains and Automobiles post-feast. (You’re going the wrong way!”)
The Public Service Stuffing
— A group of 31 volunteers spearheaded by Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann partner Michael Hurst are spending today (and some spent yesterday) delivering Thanksgiving dinners to 20 Dallas-area families in need who are clients of the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, a pro bono joint venture between the Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of turkey deliveries for Hurst, who began doing so in 2003 to set a good example of gratitude and public service for his children. It is the 14th year for a network of volunteers, which often includes past DBA presidents and other officers, to join in on the meal delivery. In addition to Hurst, other figures of the Dallas Bar involved in this year’s volunteer efforts include Aaron Tobin of Condin Tobin, Rob Crain of Crain Brogdon, Dan Kelly of Vistra Corp., Hilda Galvan of Jones Day and Julie Ungerman of Toyota Legal One.
Instrumental to the effort were Hurst’s legal assistant, Gina Flores, and DVAP’s Michelle Alden and Whitney Breheny
— Winston & Strawn’s Dallas office solicited donations last week from lawyers and staff to donate Thanksgiving baskets of holiday fixings and gift cards to 15 individuals who were recently homeless and now have found housing. The firm’s “Winston for Good Committee” came up with the idea after learning about the newly housed individuals through nonprofit The Human Impact, which aims to befriend the homeless, bridge the relational gap and build long-term community. In September, Winston partnered with The Human Impact to host a popsicle and live music party at The Human Impact patio. The performer was a previously homeless volunteer.