At Holt Sherlin, we take seriously our responsibility to serve others, including the most needy in our society. Our attorneys and staff regularly volunteer and support the following charitable pursuits.
Pro Bono representation of Legal Aid clients
Legal Aid of North Carolina, a non-profit organization, coordinates legal representation of needy people across our state. Holt Sherlin attorneys volunteer time each month to provide pro bono advice to Legal Aid clients through the Lawyer on the Line project of the North Carolina Bar Association. These clients are provided free legal advice through phone consultations with Holt Sherlin attorneys concerning matters such as landlord tenant disputes, consumer protection issues and Medicaid and Social Security disability applications and qualifications.
Holt Sherlin Service Days
The attorneys and staff at Holt Sherlin volunteer together at charitable organizations serving the needy. We worked on a painting crew at Phoenix Place, a community of homes built for low-income families by Habitat for Humanity of Orange County. We also delivered groceries and stocked shelves at the Food Pantry of Urban Ministries of Wake County. Read more about these Holt Sherlin Service Days.
Holt Sherlin Charitable Foundation
Our foundation supports charitable causes throughout North Carolina and honors former clients and their loved ones. The foundation was established in January, 2000 as the Kirby & Holt Foundation and in November, 2013 became the Holt Sherlin Charitable Foundation. Special projects funded by the foundation include:
- Carli Snell Endowment Fund providing in-home therapies for children through the Easter Seals UCP Center in Charlotte
- Luke Wilcox Scholarship Fund providing therapeutic horseback riding for children at the Blowing Rock Stables through the Blazing Saddles non-profit agency
- Funding for an adaptive playground for disabled children at John B. Codington Elementary School in Wilmington in honor of Morgan King
- Sponsorship of the annual Heart of a Champion Scholarship for a graduating Senior at South Lenoir High School in Kinston in honor of Paul Novicki
- Contribution to adaptive playground for disabled children in Statesville in honor of Madison Starbuck
In addition to special projects, the foundation also supports charities in their ongoing appeal for funds to support those in need. Non-profit organizations supported by the foundation have included:
- Food Bank of North Carolina
- Urban Ministries of Wake County
- The Salvation Army
- Alliance Medical Ministry