Hyatt Legal Plans Celebrates its 40th Anniversary with “Month of Caring” Volunteer Events in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, Aug. 10, 2017 – Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife company, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a month of volunteer events dedicated to giving back to the local Cleveland community. During the “Month of Caring,” employees will volunteer at five local organizations, including Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center, Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity ReStore, Twice Blessed Free Store and LifeShare Community Blood Services.

“We’re proud to be part of this great community,” said Ingrid Tolentino, CEO of Hyatt Legal Plans. “For our 40th anniversary, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than by giving back. We picked these five organizations to work with throughout the month because of the important work they do for our community.”

Hyatt Legal Plans has planned “Week of Caring” events the last two years, offering employees the chance to volunteer. In honor of the company’s 40th anniversary this year, the “Week of Caring” was expanded to a month of volunteer events. As part of the anniversary celebration, Hyatt will also make donations to the Cleveland Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity, splitting $40,000 between the two organizations.

Not only is 2017 the company’s 40th anniversary, it’s also Hyatt Legal Plans’ 20th anniversary as a MetLife company. Shortly after being founded as a law firm in 1977, Hyatt Legal began offering legal plans as a voluntary workplace benefit. In 1997, the company joined the MetLife family and today the Hyatt legal plan, known as MetLaw®, is offered at more than 2,300 companies across the U.S., providing affordable access to legal help for more than three million Americans.

About Hyatt Legal Plans

Hyatt Legal Plans, a MetLife company, helps Americans address important life issues through legal services plans. The company provides affordable access to the most commonly needed legal services to millions of Americans nationwide. MetLaw®, Hyatt’s model group legal plan, features a nationwide network of over 14,000 licensed attorneys and award-winning client service available by phone or online. For more information, visit

About Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center

Laura’s Home, a part of The City Mission of Cleveland, helps women in crisis situations, providing housing, job training and childcare services. The women are provided with case workers and counselors to help them find jobs and housing and become self-sufficient.

About the Greater Cleveland Food Bank

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is the largest hunger relief organization in Northeast Ohio having provided 50 million meals in 2016 to hungry people in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Ashland and Richland counties.

About Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price. ReStores are independently owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations. Proceeds are used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in local communities and around the world.

About Twice Blessed Free Store

Twice Blessed is a Free Store Ministry, located on the near west side community of Cleveland that provides gently used clothes, housewares, bedding, toys and children’s books to people in need for free. Through the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cleveland, they offer also offer a free legal aid clinic once per quarter.

LifeShare Community Blood Services

LifeShare Community Blood Services is a community-focused nonprofit organization committed to providing a safe and adequate blood and component supply for patient healthcare in Northeast Ohio. With a deep understanding that donors are our most valuable community resource, we strive for excellence in customer care.