Could you imagine a little 6-year-old child sitting down at a table to color in Kindergarten, only to be told that he or she can’t because their family didn’t have the money to buy school supplies?
We didn’t want to imagine that either, but instead of closing our eyes and thinking of something else, we decided to do something about it.
In an effort to do our part in helping students in need, Firefly Legal participated in the Staples for Students School Supply Drive, collecting donations from August 15th through September 10th, 2012. As 1 in 5 children live in poverty, and approximately 16 million will go without school supplies, Firefly Legal felt that this was a great cause to support.
During our two-week collection period, Firefly Legal collectively accumulated well over 300 pieces of school supplies to donate. From crayons to book covers and pencils to paper— even a backpack— our employees from different offices banded together to contribute in a major way. Collections went out to local Staples stores in Illinois, Florida, and Ohio, supporting various local educational organizations.
Check out the pictures of our donations below! And a big thanks to everyone at Firefly Legal for your contributions!