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The Association of Legal Administrators Hosts Backpack Drive for Local Students in Partnership with Volunteers of America’s Lighthouse Program

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Donna Betzer
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On August 25, volunteers from the Association of Legal Administrators distributed their first batch of backpacks and school supplies to more than 50 local children through Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans’ Lighthouse Program, which provides instruction and enrichment activities for youth outside of the regular school day. Operation Backpack was held at Robert Russa Moton Charter School, one of the Lighthouse Program’s community sites. The Association of Legal Administrators raised nearly $5,000 to purchase supplies for the students.

Caption 1: Second grader Kendra Parker shows off her new school supplies and backpack that she received through Operation Backpack. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caption 2: Students (L-R) Bailey Bruno, 
Phoenix Lindsey, Kendra Parker, Erik Fernandez, Jayvon White and Brevyn Malveaux, and Volunteers (L-R) Deborah Causey, Gerri Walters, Laura Lee Isom, Rosalind Kinnaird, Shannon Hanken, Melissa Tokar, JoAnn Light and Linda Soileau at the Operation Backpack event. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caption 3: Volunteers and students prepare for the new school year at the Operation Backpack event. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caption 4: First grader Brevyn Malveaux shows off her new school supplies and backpack that she received through Operation Backpack. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caption 5: Volunteer Linda Soileau helps PreK student Erik Fernandez pick out his school supplies at Operation Backpack.