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 over 80 backpacks and raised more than $800 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.