Moss & Barnett Spirit of Giving | 2020 – The Minneapolis Foundation Fund for Safe Communities and Breaking Free
While we pursue our professional goals, we also endeavor to improve the quality of life in our communities and around the world. Members of the Moss & Barnett team apply the same dedication to service by making significant contributions of their time and resources to charitable organizations important to all of us.
In keeping with the Moss & Barnett tradition of helping out with relief funding for community crises and major natural disasters, our board of directors determined to contribute to The Minneapolis Foundation Fund for Safe Communities by matching employee contributions up to $10,000. The firm’s employees stepped up to the plate and met that challenge, which the firm then matched. The Minneapolis Foundation recently announced that it has awarded over $500,000 in grants to support 40 community-based groups that are using a broad spectrum of approaches and strategies to serve Twin Cities residents in the aftermath of George Floyd’s tragic death. We support and applaud the Fund for its community efforts to pursue justice, equity, and healing.
This holiday season – and for the past eight years – the women attorneys of Moss & Barnett “adopted” families who are in the Women’s Program at the non-profit Breaking Free. Breaking Free helps hundreds of women escape systems of prostitution and sexual exploitation through advocacy, direct services, housing, and education. Our attorneys supply and wrap gifts and gift cards to fulfill each family's wish list, helping to ensure that these families have a joyful holiday. In addition to our women attorneys adopting Breaking Free families every holiday season, Moss & Barnett’s employees donate their time and various daily items in need throughout the year.
“Breaking Free provides a comprehensive response sex trafficking by providing services and housing enforcement and the judicial system, and raising Breaking Free aids in the prevention of trafficking social change.”
- Jana Aune Deach, Moss & Barnett Attorney