As stores begin to stock their shelves with a plethora of back-to-school items, the LBA offers a great opportunity to support local children in need through its Back to School project.

Donate crayons, notebooks, folders, pencils, markers, rulers, scissors or even cash to help an underprivileged elementary student start the school year off right. Just $35 provides a complete backpack stocked with a year’s worth of supplies. $25 provides all supplies. All donations are tax deductible and checks should be made payable to the Louisville Bar Center.

The LBA’s drive is one of the few that coordinates directly with the Jefferson County Public Education Foundation (JCPEF) to identify the schools most in need. Each year, we select four to six schools with very high percentages of students on free or reduced lunch programs, and then work with the Family Resource Centers in those schools to match children with necessary supplies. This process ensures that all donations reach students and families with the greatest need.

Contributions may be dropped off at the LBA or collected within offices for the LBA to pick up. All donations must be received no later than Friday, August 10.

Sign up your firm, section or group today by contacting Lea Hardwick at the LBA at (502) 583-5314 or