9th Annual LFFG Backpack & School Supply Drive

The Grigg Lewis Foundation was proud to support the Lockport Family Focus Group’s 9th annual 2021 Backpack and School Supply Drive that took place in July 2021. Due to continued pandemic related restrictions, an in-person give away was not possible again this year. Instead, LFFG volunteers were able to partner with the Lockport School District to obtain referrals, and then stepped up to deliver backpacks directly to the homes of local families in need. Those families that could not be reached at home, had their child’s backpack delivered to their classroom on the first day of school. We all recognize that the cost of school supplies can be overwhelming for many families, especially with the hardships they have felt these last two years. Through this tremendous effort, the Lockport Family Focus group was able to fill a significant need for over 200 local kids.

We would especially like to thank and recognize the following: (in alphabetical order)

Agency Donors:
American Red Cross * Emerling Floss Murphy & Associates * Grigg Lewis Foundation * Kiwanis Club of Lockport * Lockport Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division II * Lockport City School District * Madonna House * Morlock Foundation * Niagara University *The Chapel

Community Donors:
Brooke Burrows & Family  * Chris Smith * Denise Wertman Marisa Morgan & Family * Mollie Roland * Stacey Stoll

Brooke Burrows, Grigg Lewis Foundation * Bruce Pivetz, Kiwanis Club Lockport * Chris Smith, Grigg Lewis Foundation * Dec. Martha Farone, Christ Episcopal Church * Jenna Dellaccio, American Red Cross * Jim McMullen, Iroquois Trail Council Boy Scouts of America * Kathy Zunner, Veterans One-Stop Center of WNY * Ken Jones, Pinnacle Community Services * Mollie Roland, LPAC * Sue Capell, Youth Mentoring Services