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Meyer Suozzi Supports Long Island Students in Supplies for Success Back Pack Drive

In an effort to provide disadvantaged Long Island school children with the tools they need to succeed in the coming year, Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C. filled 80 backpacks and raised $900 as part of UJA-Federation of New York’s 14th Annual Supplies for Success backpack drive.

Created 14 years ago by Mindy Richenstein, and organized by UJA-Federation, Supplies for Success fills backpacks with school supplies for underprivileged children to be distributed through UJA-Federation’s beneficiary agencies, schools, and other local organizations. The program has grown from serving 68 children in its first year to more than 7,000 children last year. This September, UJA-Federation hopes to give backpacks to more children in need than in prior years, and Meyer Suozzi is proud to be a part of the initiative.

Abraham Krieger, Chair of Meyer Suozzi’s Real Estate Department and a key organizer of the firm’s backpack drive effort, said “it is both an honor and a privilege as a lawyer and a member of the Long Island community, to give back to those in need, especially when they are children.” He continued, “The firm’s commitment to making this project a success is a testament to the people who work and live here. We hope our contribution brings joy to a child who may not have all the necessities they should.”

With such a large number of attorneys and staff participating in the campaign, Meyer Suozzi hopes to raise enough contributions to fill 100 backpacks (or more!) next year.