For several years now Barna, Guzy & Steffen has coordinated an annual Back to School supply event in August and delivered the donated supplies to an area elementary school. This year, the firm donated supplies to Hamilton Elementary in Coon Rapids.
“Donating school supplies is a way each of us can help give back directly within our community,” said Family Law attorney Beverly Dodge, who coordinated the event. She said that “the kids receiving these supplies might not otherwise have some of the basic necessities for back to school, let alone the “extras” that our own children take for granted. This contrast creates problems for their success in school.”
Items donated by staff and attorneys included all the basics like crayons, markers, folders, backpacks, and more. The firm also made a monetary donation with which Bev purchased even more supplies.
The firm brought the donations to Hamilton Elementary the week before school began and kids were given access to materials they might not have otherwise had to start this new school year.