The Little Match Girl Foundation Ltd. is seeking donations of much-needed school supplies for elementary students at the Francis Scott Key School in Philadelphia.

For its first annual Stock Up for School drive, the foundation is partnering with the Francis Scott Key School through the support of law firm Goldberg Segalla LLP, where volunteer attorneys and staff members have mobilized to collect essential items, establish partnerships with other companies in the Philadelphia community, and provide a convenient downtown drop-off point for anyone who wishes to contribute donations.

Goldberg Segalla partners Jonathan S. Ziss and Seth L. Laver are helping to coordinate the drive in Philadelphia for the Francis Scott Key School.

“The interest we’ve already seen from individuals and corporations has been both remarkable and inspirational,” said Mr. Ziss. “We’re confident many more will step up to help these kids when they really need it. We also encourage companies and organizations to rally their people for coordinated collections of items to donate. It can be an excellent team-building exercise for a great cause.”

Mr. Laver added, “We will continue working to spread the word in an effort to get even more people and corporate sponsors involved. We know how charitable the Philadelphia community is, and we look forward to that generosity setting up the students at Francis Scott Key Elementary for a more enjoyable and more productive school year.”

According to the Francis Scott Key School, the following items are most needed: backpacks, pencils, spiral notebooks, loose-leaf notebook paper, pencil boxes, tissues, glue sticks, crayons, copy paper, and erasers.

Donations are being accepted now through Sept. 15 at the Philadelphia office of Goldberg Segalla, located at 1700 Market Street, Suite 1418. The office may be reached by phone at (267) 519-6877, attention Seth L. Laver.

The Little Match Girl Foundation was founded by Goldberg Segalla partner Brian R. Biggie, who practices in the firm’s Buffalo, New York office. The 2014 Stock Up for School event is the organization’s first outreach event in Philadelphia.

“We are very proud to work with the wonderful administrators and students at the Francis Scott Key School, and we look forward to continuing our efforts here in the strong community of Philadelphia,” Mr. Biggie said. “We expect this will be the first of many successful programs here.”

 

 

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