Free backpacks and school supplies to start the year

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Roosevelt Elementary School students shown at last year’s backpack giveaway event.

 Lawfirm Akerman LLP joined with Dixon Ticonderoga Company, maker of the iconic No. 2 pencil, to donate backpacks filled with school supplies this week to nearly 500 students in-need at Roosevelt Elementary School.

As the third annual backpack event, the donations have benefited nearly 1,700 children in the School District of Palm Beach County.

 

“Many schools across Palm Beach County lack the basic items critical to classroom success,” said Beth Alcalde, managing partner of Akerman’s Palm Beach County offices. “These supplies make it possible for children in need to begin the school year with confidence and focus on their learning.”

Roosevelt students received the supply-filled backpacks during a celebration of education and creativity on Aug. 30. The youngest participated in an arts and crafts session to show their gratitude to their families, teachers, school district leaders and donors in attendance.