By contributing school supplies to members of their community, local businesses can help students and their families worry less about getting ready for the year and more about making the new school year a success.
Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) September 05, 2013
As September approaches, students across South Jersey are preparing to return to school. The law firm of Console & Hollawell is doing its part by participating in school supply drives. Donating notebooks, pencils, and other school supplies is just one of the ways the business stays active within the community.
The law firm started out its collection to aid the Pennsauken “Free Market” event, sponsored by Living Faith Christian Center of Pennsauken. Staff donated new school supplies and food, as well as gently used household “investments” such as electronics, appliances, clothes, bikes, furniture, and books. The event, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 17, is a flea market with an important twist: all of the items are free to members of the community who need them. In addition to helping families in need, the event promised a fun and family-friendly atmosphere, complete with face-painting, a moon bounce, hot dogs and popcorn, and prayer opportunities with the church’s congregation.
After weeks of collecting school supplies for the backpack giveaway at this event, Console & Hollawell staff had surpassed the donation goal. When the event’s sponsors announced that they no longer needed additional school supplies, the law firm then turned to two other school supply collections, one sponsored by Macedonia United Methodist Church in Ocean City and the other by the local chapter of St. Vincent De Paul in conjunction with Sacred Heart Church in Mt. Holly. By contributing school supplies to members of their community, local businesses can help students and their families worry less about getting ready for the year and more about making the new school year a success.