RACINE — As a new school year approaches, community members and groups often pitch in to help needy families with the back-to-school expenses by donating necessary school supplies.
To assist with such efforts, the Racine County Bar Association launched “Class Action” this summer.
A partnership with the Community School Pilot program, the project has consisted of placing school supply collection boxes in area law firms, at the Racine County Courthouse and at the Racine County District Attorney’s and Public Defender’s offices.
Most of the boxes, which were decorated by children of the bar association members, were picked up in late July, but some boxes will stay in the community through Thursday.
“We have had a terrific response to Class Action, not only in the raising of school supplies for students, but also supplies for teachers who we know spend a great deal of their own money purchasing needed supplies," said Robert Keller, president of the Racine County Bar Association, in a press release. "We know thriving students mean a stronger community. We want to do what we can to help the Community School Pilot (program) be successful."