That time of the year has once again come and gone where kids are headed back to school. Now that school is back in session, students are settling back into their routines. However, this transition is not always so easy for some as many students will start back to school without the supplies they need. Some will even start without a backpack at all. The local District Attorney’s office and especially Assistant District Attorney’s Drew Case and Brett Adams, have been on a mission to collect backpacks and supplies for children in need. Their movement, now entering its second year, is called Backpacks 4 Kids and this year, they delivered a large number of backpacks to the Troup County School System.
This past Wednesday afternoon, August 23rd, some of the ADA’s from Mr. Skandalakis’s office headed out towards the school administration building on Davis road with vehicles packed full of backpack. Some of the school staff headed out side and together the group began moving backpacks into the building. All in all, the DA’s office transferred 768 backpacks to be given to kids that need them. Even more so, the backpacks were filled with much needed school supplies. This year’s event was a huge success and expanded greatly on the success of last year’s event.
Assistant District Attorneys Drew Case and Brett Adams have been hard at work putting together this event over the past few months. Alot time and care has been put into this happening that spread across all of the Coweta Judicial District. Adams and Case expressed gratitude for everyone that took part in this incredible drive and thank everyone for their support of not only this backpacks drive, but to all of the kids in the community that will benefit from the community’s generosity. They hope that the event grows even larger and stronger in the years to come.
While a bulk of the backpacks will be distributed through the Troup County School System, there are still some backpacks available for walk ins at the District Attorney’s office on the third floor of the government center at 100 Ridley Avenue.