Phoenix Backpack Giveaway 2020

We are extremely pleased with the success of our 2020 backpack giveaway in Phoenix. United Food Bank and the City of Mesa has our sincerest gratitude for their partnership and assistance in distributing the 750 backpacks our team stuffed with school supplies.

We are also grateful for our caring team members who jumped in and helped fill the backpacks that were given away.

Cheers to a successful school year for the students, parents, and faculty in the Phoenix area!

2020 Phoenix Backpack Giveaway

2020 Phoenix drive-thru backpack giveaway photos:

Las Vegas Backpack Giveaway 2020

The Lerner and Rowe Gives Back team sponsored its annual Back-to-School event this year at Peterson Elementary. We partnered with Clark County School District Police, Spring Meadows Presbyterian Church, and Dean Peterson Elementary to provide a CONTACTLESS DRIVE-THRU backpack giveaway.

The event went well with an added benefit for several of the children were able to see their teachers for the first time in over 6 months. One little boy was so excited to see his teacher, that he got out of the car and ran over to hug his teacher.

In just over two and a half hours, we were able to give away 750 backpacks and not one child left empty handed.

“We love doing the back to school event each year as it gives us the opportunity to share some love with the children and their families who need a little helping hand. We were honored to provide much needed school supplies; and it was especially heartwarming to see the many reunions between the children and their teachers!

We also could not do what we do, without the support and partnership we enjoy with CCSD PD, Spring Meadows Church, and the teachers and staff at Dean Peterson Elementary.”

—Glen Lerner

Photos from 2020 drive-thru backpack giveaway in Las Vegas:

Back to School – 2020 Contactless Drive-thru Backpack Giveaways

For the fourth year in a row, our outreach team will host Back to School Backpack Giveaways to give disadvantaged, school-aged youth the basic tools they need to succeed. This year because of COVID-19 restrictions, we will host contactless drive-thru giveaways in Las Vegas, NV; Merrillville, IN; Chicago, IL; Tucson, AZ; and Phoenix, AZ. 

At each of the drive-thru Back to School events, school-aged children present in each vehicle will receive a backpack filled with school supplies, to include:*

Backpack Giveaway for New School Year

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Scissors
  • Glue sticks
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Pencil pouches, and more!

Locations & Dates for 2020 Drive-thru Backpack Giveaways

Drivers and passengers will be asked to remain in their vehicles at each giveaway and “pop the truck” to accept the backpacks. We look forward to spending time with our community neighbors at the following FREE Back to School Backpack Giveaway events in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Arizona, and New Mexico!

August 1, 2020 — Las Vegas, NV from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.*  | Dean Peterson Elementary School (3650 Cambridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89169) 


August 7, 2020  Phoenix, AZ from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.* | Mesa Convention Center (263 N. Center Street, Mesa, AZ 85201)


August 15, 2020 — Merrillville, IN from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.* | Hidden Lake Park (6355 Broadway, Merrillville, IN 46410)


August 15, 2020 — Chicago, IL from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m* | Richard J. Daley Elementary Academy ( 5024 S Wolcott Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609)


August 15, 2020 — Tucson, AZ from from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.* | Ministerios Ammijezreel (4102 S. 12th Avenue,Tucson, 85714) AND Family Christian Center (6516 South Burcham Avenue, Tucson, 85756)

*Backpacks and school supplies will be handed out while supplies last. Children must be present for parents to collect a backpack.

$15K Sponsor – MAM 9/11 Never Forget Special

Heroes Are Never Forgotten

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back is thrilled to show our support of Arizona military service members and their families as the $15K Medal of Honor (Title Sponsor) of Military Assistance Mission’s (MAM) seventh annual 9/11 Freedom Breakfast! For 2020, the breakfast is going virtual for a half-hour televised special airing on 3TV. 

During the breakfast, local military heroes and celebrities will share stories of service, family, and personal sacrifices that will inspire and pay tribute to the transformative events of 9/11.

9/11 Never Forget Freedom Breakfast Special

Roman Rozelle, Army combat veteran and former Green Beret, will share his triumph in overcoming poverty, addiction, and combat injuries and the pursuit of his dreams to becoming a father, wrestler, and entrepreneur. 

NASA Astronaut Frank Culbertson will also reflect on seeing the terrorist attacks from space.

Additionally, former Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Luis “Gonzo” Gonzalez will also speak about suspending the World Series after 9/11 and now pausing pro sports because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Breakfast Details

Date: September 11, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Location: special airing on powered by 3TV

For more information about the virtual 9/11 Freedom Breakfast, visit

Join Us in Supporting Military Families in Arizona

Our team strongly believes in supporting active and retired members of the military and their families. So much so that Kevin Rowe became an active board member of MAM and supports other organizations and activities that seek to assist those who serve to protect the U.S. Join us in providing assistance to help struggling Arizona military families cover basic needs such as rent, mortgage, car payment, car insurance, utilities, and food by making a donation online now

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back Jingles into Summer

Rekindling Holiday Magic This Summer

Christmas in July 2020

Christmas in July 2019 Our team looks for multiple ways throughout the year to assist those in need and spread cheer. The Christmas in July Giveaway meets both those goals!

Here’s how it works: one winner a day will be announced from July 1 – July 31, 2019. Except that on Two for Tuesdays, entrants can tag a friend for a chance that both may win their wish! Prizes equal up to $500 in value. 

Past winners have received small electronics, gift cards, bunk beds, small appliances, and a variety of other valued items!

Christmas in July Details

Now that you know the basics about the event, here are the more official details to note.

WHAT:    Christmas in July Giveaway
WHERE:  Online @
WHEN:     July 1 – July 31, 2019

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible to win, you must:

  1. Must be 18 years old to enter OR have a parent or guardian’s permission.
  2. Be a legal resident of Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Tennessee, Indiana, or Illinois.
  3. Like us on Facebook. (Skip this step if you already like our page.)
  4. Comment what you want for a gift on the daily Christmas in July post and your state of residency.
  5. Share the post with your friends and family!
  6. Agree to the terms of the official rules.

Find out more details about our the Christmas in July giveaway by contacting Cindy Ernst at (602) 977-1900. Or, you can visit the official contest page.

Bottled Water Collection Site in Las Vegas

Bottled Water Saves Lives

Our Las Vegas outreach team is accepting bottled water donations at the Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys law office located at 4795 South Durango Drive throughout the summer, especially on the “excessive heat warning” days.

To help maintain social distancing, all donated bottled water may be left at the firm’s back door from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The life-saving water will be delivered to several local charities and social service agencies that offer supportive assistance to vulnerable homeless populations.     

Help Prevent Heat-related Deaths in Las Vegas

Las Vegas heat-related deaths have been increasing in the last several years, according to a June analysis by the Desert Research Institute. As of August 31 of last year, 65 people had died of hyperthermia or in situations in which heat played a factor, reports the Clark County Coroner’s Office.

Please help us help those in need this summer by dropping off cases of bottled water. Contact Guy Williams at 702-858-9941, or via email at with any questions regarding our Las Vegas bottled water drop-off site. 

Watch this video to easily located our Las Vegas bottled water drop-off location:

Lerner & Rowe Water Donations

Our Las Vegas outreach team is accepting bottled water donations at the Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys law office located at 4795 South Durango Drive until further notice. To help maintain social distancing, all donated bottled water may be left at the firm’s back door from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Posted by Lerner and Rowe on Thursday, June 25, 2020

Northwest Indiana 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament and Fundraiser

3-on-3 basketball tournament flier

We are excited to host a 3-on-3 basketball tournament in Northwest Indiana! The tournament not only gives us a reason to get together and have some fun, but is also provides an opportunity to help raise money to directly benefit the local economy.

DATE: Saturday, August 1
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The Courts of NWI (127 East US Highway 6, Valparaiso, IN 46383)

Precautionary measures will be implemented to ensure the health and safety of all participants, spectators, and vendors. These safety measures will include, but are not limited to:

  • Temperature checks of players.
  • Extra sanitation of equipment in between games.
  • Hand sanitation stations located throughout the venue.
  • Indoor and outdoor vendors will be spread apart to encourage social distancing.

Division Teams and Cash Prizes

The tournament will be divided into two groups of teams: all men and co-ed. These teams will form the two tournament divisions. At the end of the tournament, one $1,000 cash prize will be awarded to the winning team of each division.  

You must be at least 18 years of age and older to participate in the tournament. However, we do have plans for other activities that are open to all ages.

Other 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Highlights

Participants and guests can look forward to seeing some of their favorite vendors and food trucks from local businesses around the region. There will also be music, popcorn, and small games/activities for kids. 

Team fees are $200. Vendor/food vendor fees are $100. Businesses that decide to register as both a team and a vendor can save $50 by paying only $250 to sign-up.

Anyone interested in registering for the event as either a team, vendor, or food vendor should contact Arianna Baiz by email at or by phone at 312-590-2634.

$5,000 Donation to Mark & NeanderPaul Feed Arizona

Mark & NeanderPaul Feed Arizona

Since mid-March the food demand on St. Mary’s Food Bank has increased by 700%. That staggering amount is what prompted the creation of the Mark & NeanderPaul Feed Arizona food drive.

Our Gives Back team couldn’t be more pleased to help kick off the drive with a $5,000 donation to help the food bank replenish their supplies and feed local families. 

Donations will be accepted online now through June 13, 2020. On the last day of the food drive, Mark & NeanderPaul will be at a Phoenix Safeway store located at 810 E Glendale Ave. from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. accepting in-person donations.

$5,000 Provides 35,000 Meals

At first glance seeing that $5,000 = 35,000 meals may seem like an unlikely number. However, St. Mary’s Food Bank knows how to optimize every dollar spent, literally. For every $1 received the food bank is able to provide 7 meals.  

We invite others to join us in helping feed our neighbors in need. As you can see, any dollar amount donated will add up to a significant gift. Together we can do more! 

Gift a Donation Now

Hear Kevin Rowe call into KSLX radio and donate $5,000 to Mark & NeanderPaul’s Feed Arizona Food Drive. Lerner and Rowe’s donation brought the total number of meals covered to 311,000!

Code Red Heat Relief Water Drive 2020

Code:Red Summer Heat ReliefWater Bottle Drop-Off Location to Benefit Homeless and Homebound

For the eighth consecutive year, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back will host a Code Red Heat Relief water bottle drive drop-off location for the Phoenix Rescue Mission at our Phoenix office located at 2701 E. Camelback Road, Suite #140.

Bottled Water Saves Lives

Ultimately, we want to do our part to help the rescue mission save as many lives as possible among the homeless throughout the next few months of elevated heat, as well as those financially disadvantaged and homebound.

Other Summer Heat Relief COVID-19 Drop Off Locations

You can help join the fight against heat-related illnesses, injuries, and even deaths that can be brought on by hot summer months. All you have to do is drop-off cases of bottled water at any of our Lerner and Rowe law offices located in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Indiana, Illinois, or Tennessee.

You are welcome to bring cases of water during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. However, we will be following social distancing best practices and government guidelines to help protect the safety and health of any bottled water donors and our employees.

Kevin Rowe Talks ‘Paying it Forward’ During the Coronavirus Pandemic

UPDATE 06/01/20 — Lerner and Rowe’s ‘Paying it Forward’ giveaway ended on Friday, May 29, 2020. Over $58,000 total was given directly to disadvantaged individuals thanks to the care and attention of their family, friends, and neighbors. Together we can do more!

For all of those who joined in the weekly conversations, it was an honor to meet and chat with you. Thank you for joining us and helping our team reach out and positively impact the lives of others during these trying times.

In the midst of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Lerner and Rowe Gives Back remains committed to helping our communities any way we can. Lerner and Rowe Gives Back founder Kevin Rowe spoke with Jay Styles at radio station SHE 100.3 in Chicago this morning about his new “Pay It Forward” giveaway and how he hopes to make a positive impact on people’s lives during this uncertain time. Listen to the interview below.

Every Monday and Friday for the past three weeks, Kevin Rowe has surprised 10 lucky winners with a $200 Walmart gift card, live on Facebook.

You can nominate anyone in your life who needs a little extra help in light of the coronavirus by emailing

Include the nominee’s name, phone number, and a brief description of why you’ve nominated them.

We’re just trying to extend what we do professionally. We help people in their time of need. That’s what we do.” Kevin Rowe

Then, tune in on Mondays and Fridays on Facebook Live at 3:00 p.m. MST to see if your nominee gets a call from Kevin Rowe! Kevin also had the opportunity to talk about the giveaway with AZTV7 last week. You can check out the clip below.

Lerner and Rowe Gives Back donated over $1-million in 2019 to our local communities across the country.

Our mission is to make a difference in the lives of people in need by serving and giving back to our community.

Each year, we engage in volunteer work and fundraisers to lift up those who need it the most.

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