Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Atlee Hall’s First Backpack Donation Event a Success!

On August 8, 2014, the law firm of Atlee Hall, LLP teamed up with Dougherty Office Supply and the law firm of Gibbel, Kraybill & Hess to take part in something truly inspiring: the 2014 Backpack Program. The program is designed to help children who cannot otherwise afford it start school with a brand new backpack filled with essential school supplies. The event was held at Atlee Hall’s new office building located at 415 North Duke Street in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Employees and their children gathered in the conference room to pack each backpack with everything a child could possibly need on his or her first day of school including notebooks, pencils, erasers, crayons, markers, paper, glue sticks, tissues, pencil boxes, scissors, and rulers. Once the backpacks were filled, they were sent to the School District of Lancaster so that they could be distributed to local homeless children in need for the upcoming school year. Approximately 100 packed backpacks were donated in total.

Overall, the backpack donation event was a huge success and will almost certainly become a yearly tradition. The hope is to increase awareness and support of this great cause, thereby increasing the amount of backpacks donated each year. For more information about the Backpack Program, please visit Atlee Hall’s website www.atleehall.com.

As a way to continue supporting these children in need, Atlee Hall is planning another event to take place this fall. The plan is to collect children’s scarves, hats, and gloves to be donated to homeless children in the area. Stay tuned for more details on this event and ways to become involved.

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