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Celebrating the Inaugural Cady Day of Service - Oct. 23, 2020

Collage of pictures of Cady Day events held throughout Iowa - 2020

The inaugural Cady Day of Public Service was a huge success thanks to over 40 organizations and individuals who registered projects which resulted in hundreds of volunteers throughout the state uniting in service to their communities. Rough estimates indicate that events held as part of the inaugural Cady Day impacted well over 10,000 individuals. In fact, the event was such a success, it was selected to receive a 2021 Iowa/Minnesota Campus Compact Engaged Campus Award for Community Collaboration

Projects included:

"Your Vote. Your Voice. Our Democracy," a virtual community event commemorating the voting rights fought for to expand representative democracy in America. Sponsored by The Iowa State Bar Association and the Polk County Bar Association

Expungement and Employment Barriers Clinic. Sponsored by Iowa Legal Aid Racial Equity Project.

Probate and Trust Basics for the Trial Lawyer - Free VIRTUAL CLE. Sponsored by Security National Bank

The Start Small Project - Virtual Diaper Drive. Sponsored by Drake Law Christian Legal Society and the International Law Society

Virtual Food Drives for Food Bank of Iowa. Sponsored by BrownWinick Law Firm and McKee Voorhees & Sease

Appointing a Power of Attorney - Free CLE Webinar. Sponsored by Hope Wood JD, PLLC

Asylum Advocate Training. Sponsored by the Drake Law School Refugee Clinic

Financial and Medical Powers of Attorney and Living Wills - Free clinic. Sponsored by Drake Law School and Greg Kenyon, Bradshaw Law

Neal Smith Trail Clean up. Sponsored by Whitfield & Eddy Law

Food Drive. Sponsored by Nyemaster Goode, PC

Diaper and Coat Donation Drive to benefit the Young Women's Resource Center. Sponsored by Drake Law Delts

DMARC Food Pantry Service Events. Sponsored by Belin McCormick PC

Upcycle Stewards Event - clean up at Gray's Lake Park. Sponsored by Drake Law School, Ahlers & Cooney, Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Blank Park Zoo, City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation, andn Trees Forever.

LifeServe Blood Drive. Sponsored by Drake Law School

Polk County Courthouse historical research project. Sponsored by Drake Student Bar Association 

Urban Dreams Volunteer Work. Sponosred by Dickinson Law Firm

Habitat for Humanity - Rock the Block. Sponosred by Dickinson Law Firm

Donation Drive for Children & Families of Iowa. Sponosred by Dickinson Law Firm

Diaper Drive to benefit the Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank. Sponsored by

Donation drive to support local food bank. Sponsored by the Clinton County Bar Association

Fill the Truck drive for Family Resources, Inc. Sponsored by Betty, Neuman & McMahon, PLC

Blood Drive. Sponsored by the Webster County Bar Association

Community Random Act of Kindness project. Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church, Ft. Dodge

Fort Dodge Senior High School Faculty and Staff Appreciation. Sponsored by the Fort Dodge Senior High School Football Team

Volunteer work at CommUnity Food Bank, Iowa City. Student Legal Services, University of Iowa

Food Drive for Emergency Food Box. Marshall County Bar Association

School desk delivery. Sponsored by Bob and Sue Hanks, St. Cloud, MN 

Donation drive to benefit the Kendall County Women’s Shelter. Sponsored by Kelsi Fraser, San Antonio, TX.

Polk County Courthouse historical research project. Sponsored by Drake Student Bar Association 

 
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