This month, the Chamber looked to benefit our local schools. Crossroads Connects, Inc.(a 501(c)3 Corporation that was formed in 2015 with the purpose to raise, manage and render financial support for key initiatives that build a strong and sustainable future for our region) teamed up with Glen Lerner Injury Attorneys (you might know him from his billboards all around NWI) and supplied students of Miller Elementary in Merrillville with the school supplies they needed. 360 students between the grades of kindergarten and fourth grade are on free or reduced lunch. This initiative was able to provide these students with backpacks filled with folders, pencils, crayons, notebooks, highlighters, pencil boxes, dry erase markers, glue, and scissors.
The Chamber, alongside Glen Lerner, agree that no child should ever have to worry about school supplies. These 360 students received 95% of the supplies needed from this project.
Not only did we get the chance to help out children, but we were able to get out of the office and put these backpacks together. It was a win win!