Mount Laurel, N.J. New Jersey law firm Parker McCay wraps up a school supplies drive to support the Center for Family Services’ “Project Backpack.”
Employees at Parker McCay spent the last couple of weeks rounding up new school supplies including backpacks, notebooks, colored pencils, highlighters, and binders to donate to area families in need. Organized through the firm’s Corporate Social Responsibility program, employees were invited to collect back-to-school items and, to raise additional funds, a denim day was also dedicated to the cause. Denim days are held once a month at the firm. The “business” dress code is temporarily lifted and employees are permitted to wear jeans to the office with a donation of five dollars. All monies raised during denim days support employee-nominated non-profits. By combining the supply drive with the denim day, employees made Project Backpack a successful and meaningful workplace campaign.
“We know that there’s a gap between what low-income families can realistically afford and what children actually need to start the school year,” remarks Carolyn Rutsky, COO of Parker McCay. “It’s rewarding to play a small part in preparing students for a great start to the new year. Our employees clearly enjoy having opportunities to support charities they care about.”
The Center for Family Services will be collecting items for Project Backpack until August 16, 2019. To learn more about making donations, https://www.centerffs.org/get-involved/campaigns/project-backpack.