The lawyers and staff at Davenport Evans Law Firm have a tradition of sponsoring families in need each holiday season. This year, we sponsored two “Christmas Families” with the help of the Presentation Sisters and their ministry, Caminando Juntos. Caminando Juntos began in 2002, serving thousands of Latino immigrants living in eastern South Dakota. The Sisters seek to help create a welcoming presence and respond to the needs of newer Latino immigrants as they integrate into a new culture and make a home among us.

Attorneys and staff enjoyed working with their spouses and children to shop for items on the families’ Christmas lists. One of our legal assistants, Martha (shown above in red), was a Thrivent member, and knew a Thrivent grant could make our giving go even further! So she applied and earned a Thrivent Foundation grant toward the project. This allowed more gifts to be purchased! Our thanks to Martha, and Thrivent!

In total, we wrapped 55 gifts, as well as Hy-Vee gift cards, for the two families. Gifts ranged from pillows, blankets and towels, to shoes, toys, and fuzzy socks. We wish our Christmas Families, and all of you, a blessed holiday season!

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Teresa Wrapping Christmas Family Gifts

Thanks for wrapping gifts, Teresa!

Davenport Evans Christmas Family Gifts

Some of the gifts donated for 2020 Christmas Families.