FOLEY — Foley Elementary students had a special surprise waiting in the cafeteria during their Meet the Teacher event on Monday, Aug. 8. Backpacks of varying colors lined the tables, stuffed …
FOLEY — Foley Elementary students had a special surprise waiting in the cafeteria during their Meet the Teacher event on Monday, Aug. 8. Backpacks of varying colors lined the tables, stuffed with pencils, crayons, notebooks, binders, glue sticks and other essential supplies. Students were able to choose between pink, purple, blues, greens and oranges. And it was all free to students and their family.
By the end of the day, nearly 1,000 students received a new backpack through Andy Citrin's Project Backpack.
"We started Project Backpack to give every student a winning edge for their upcoming school year," said Andy Citrin, CEO, Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys. "We have taken action to improve and help the communities we serve. Our firm practices law by setting goals, being proactive and winning. We want to extend those same principles to these young kids and future leaders."
Through the law firm's annual initiative, Project Backpack will supply nearly 5,000 free supply-filled backpacks to students in Alabama and Mississippi public schools in grades kindergarten through fifth for the upcoming school year. The goal is to ensure elementary students are equipped with all the tools they need as they head back to school.
"We are so excited to bring Project Backpack back (this year)," said Citrin. "We have the honor of donating backpacks to young, smiling faces right here in our area. These students are our future, and my law firm is committed to making sure they have the resources and tools they need to succeed. We were blessed with the opportunity this year to add more schools and thousands of backpacks to our Project Backpack initiative, and I plan to keep growing Project Backpack until my law firm has reached every young child across the Alabama and Mississippi Gulf Coast."
Baldwin County students returned to school on Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Visit andywins.com to nominate your child's school to become a 2023-24 Project Backpack recipient.