Adopt a School Project: Edgar L. Miller School Merrillville, Indiana
Lerner and Rowe Gives Back and our newest partner, Crossroads Connects, Inc. of the Crossroads Regional Chamber in Merrillville, Indiana came together in recent months to adopt 368 students at Edgar L. Miller Elementary School. This Adopt a School project was birthed out of our mutual organizations’ desire to meet the needs of low-income students with school supplies needed to start their year off right. Since this was the first year in partnership with the Chamber, it was mutually agreed upon that we would focus on one school and aim for quality versus quantity.
By pulling our organizations’ resources together, the partnership made it possible for each student to receive a minimum of 80% of the school supplies requested by each of their teachers.The school supplies were ordered in bulk and shipped to our Lerner and Rowe Maywood, IL satellite office. From this location, volunteers from Crossroads Connects and Lerner and Rowe got to work by sorting and assembling the back packs. This labor of love took several days and was completed by 11 volunteers. Our Lerner and Rowe staff is grateful for the partnership with Crossroads Connects as both organizations were able to make a greater impact together that far exceeded what each of us could have done on our own.
On August 16th, 2017, the Miller student body was presented with the supplies during their first school assembly of the year. There to celebrate with the kids, and welcome them back to school was the local school staff; Mr. Studebaker (School Superintendent), Mrs. Griffin (School Principal) and representatives from both Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys and Crossroads Connect. Having a presence at the assembly and being able to experience the excitement in the room reminded us why we embarked on this project in the first place; it was always about the kids. Mr. Griffin approached us at the end of the assembly and expressed her profound gratitude for the school supplies. She commented that although in the past the school had received similar donations, this contribution was like no other. She was blown away by the generosity and attention her school received through this project.
Thank you Miller Elementary for the opportunity to serve your students! On behalf of our Lerner and Rowe Injury Attorneys and Crossroads Connect, we wish you the best this year has to offer.
Crossroads Connects, Inc. is the charitable arm of Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce
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9101 Taft St.
Merrillville, IN 46410