Alaine Doolan of Robinson & Cole LLP in Hartford, Connecticut coordinates a drive to collect backpacks, school supplies and monetary donations for a project she initiated and named "Backpacks for Excellence in Education" or “B.E.E. the Best.” Thanks to the generosity of Alaine and her firm, 170 stylish new backpacks stocked to the seams with needed school supplies have benefited the children enrolled in the Truancy Intervention Project.
How are backpacks related to truancy intervention? Alaine notes, "One excuse from kids is that they don't go to school because they don't have supplies. I wanted to eliminate that excuse. The backpacks are crammed with pencils, pens, notebooks, binders, erasers, calculators and an alarm clock-- everything they need to start the school year.” Lawyers present the backpacks to their young clients during their first meetings of the school year.
B.E.E. The Best is now a 501(c)(3). This means your donations are now tax deductible! B.E.E. The Best accepts donations all year round. If you would like to donate supplies or make a monetary donation (checks should be made out to BEE The Best, Inc.) please send them to: