Each school year, students from low-income families throughout Cobb County rely on the generosity of others to provide them with basic school supplies. This generosity often comes in the form of teachers using their own funds to purchase school supplies for their students whose families cannot afford to do so.
Recognizing this fact, the Younger Lawyers Division of the Cobb Bar Association recently undertook a drive to collect school supplies to be donated to students at three Cobb elementary schools that have large populations of students from low-income families: Argyle, Birney and Milford. The drive took place throughout the month of July, and approximately $2,500 worth of crayons, pencils and erasers, dry erase markers and erasers, glue sticks, hand sanitizer, tissues, composition books, scissors, notebook paper, rulers and other supplies were collected from lawyers and law-related businesses throughout Cobb County.
The supplies were given to representatives from the three schools on August 8 during a ceremony held at Moore, Ingram, Johnson & Steele and hosted by Cobb YLD Past President, Darrell Sutton, Vice President, David Cole, and Treasurer, Molly Barrett.