The 80th Anniversary of Davenport Evans has led to the donation of many items in a number of 80 throughout the year. This December, Davenport Evans Law Firm was blessed to help fill a very human need for adult guests of the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House, and children served by Lutheran Social Services. The firm donated 80 multi-packs of underwear to each of the non-profits, for 160 packages in all.

Davenport Evans Lutheran Social Services DonationAttorneys Tom Frankman and Olivia Karns, along with assistant Martha Nelson, delivered the children’s gifts to Lutheran Social Services. Lutheran Social Services (LSS) is social ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that serves people of all ages, faiths, races and economic status, providing childcare and education services, counseling, detention alternatives, foster care, adoption services, independent living services, mentoring, pregnancy counseling, and residential services for children and youth. LSS also offers the Center for New Americans, interpreter services, the Center for Financial Resources (financial counseling), and more. Click here to support the programs of Lutheran Social Services.

Davenport Evans Bishop Dudley Hospitality House 2019

Attorneys Brendan Reilly and Jean Bender delivered the gifts to the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House. The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House offers daytime and overnight emergency shelter for the homeless and vulnerable. For overnight services there is room for 80 men, 20 women and seven families at the House, located at 101 N. Indiana Ave. A wide range of other social service providers offer additional essential services aimed at providing a hand up to those in need. On-site resources include laundry, restrooms, showers, computer and phone access for those seeking work and housing, mental health and addiction counseling. The most recent statistics indicate that more than 600 men, women and children in Sioux Falls are without a home. The Bishop Dudley Hospitality House offers a safe, secure and warm place to start the road back to a more stable, long-term way of living. Click here to support the programs of the Bishop Dudley Hospitality House.

Davenport, Evans, Hurwitz & Smith, LLP, located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is one of the state’s largest law firms. The firm’s attorneys provide business and litigation counsel to individuals and corporate clients in a variety of practice areas. For more information about Davenport Evans, visit