NEW YORK--()--In its fifth year as the primary sponsor of the event, Thompson Hine LLP collaborated with the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association (NJCCA) on its annual Build-A-Backpack school supply donation event.
“Active and dedicated community service is one of our core principles, and we were pleased to have the opportunity to again participate with NJCCA in this worthwhile effort.”
More than 70 corporate counsel members and staff from the New York and New Jersey business communities participated, filling 250 backpacks with back-to-school supplies and new books for the first grade classes at the Hawthorne Avenue and the Roberto Clemente Elementary Schools, the largest number of backpacks the group has donated to date. The backpacks were delivered on September 11 to the very excited children.
“Our Diversity & Inclusion Initiative embraces opportunities to participate in community outreach efforts that contribute in a meaningful way,” said Rebecca Brazzano, chair of Thompson Hine’s outreach subcommittee, who has coordinated the firm’s participation in the event each year. “Active and dedicated community service is one of our core principles, and we were pleased to have the opportunity to again participate with NJCCA in this worthwhile effort.”
Valerie J. Camara, NJCCA board member and immediate past president, stated, “NJCCA has had a longstanding and successful partnership with Ms. Brazzano and Thompson Hine working on this community outreach effort. Our modest goal is to make a small difference in the lives of the elementary school students we help and hopefully inspire them to excel in school.”
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