The attorneys with Althauser Rayan Abbarno are supporting students in both Lewis and Thurston counties with their sponsorship of the Centralia Back to School Supply Drive and The Little Red Schoolhouse Project. Althauser Rayan Abbarno has offices in Centralia and Olympia.
In Centralia, the Back-To-School Supply Drive was started by Althauser Rayan Abbarno partner Peter Abbarno in 2013. Even students not starting school in-person are going to need supplies to complete weekly homework. In reality, the need has never been greater since students don’t have access to Supply Drive supplies at school or shared resources.
“My wife is a teacher in Centralia, said Abbarno. “She would regularly ask the law office, and our household personally, to buy or donate school supplies for students in the district. Eventually, I thought it was a good idea to start a supply drive.”
The Centralia Back to School Supply Drive is collecting donations on West Magnolia and Pearl Street August 12-14 from 10am – 6pm; Ford Prairie Elementary School on Saturday, August 15 from 9am-4pm, and accepting monetary donations in the name of United Way of Lewis County, c/o Centralia Supply Drive.
“Every child, regardless of their family’s household income, should have the necessary tools to be successful in school,” added Abbarno. “This is about opportunity and helping our students to reach their full potential without having to struggle to have the basic school supplies and clothing.”
This year, Althauser Rayan Abbarno, LLP will be matching $1,000.00 of donations during the KXXO Mixx 96.1 live radio fundraising event on Friday, August 9 beginning at 6:00am.
“We are proud to join the other amazing sponsors: Heritage Bank, Olympia Orthopaedic Associates, evergreenDIRECT Credit Union, and Moerke & Sons Pump & Well Drilling,” said Todd Rayan, Partner with Althauser Rayan Abbarno. #ChooseLocalFirst
How to donate? Listen to KXXO Mixx 96.1 ; Visit KXXO online, or Send checks made out to Little Red Schoolhouse to: P.O. Box 6302, Olympia, WA 98507.
The team at the Little Red Schoolhouse will then distribute the school supplies, backpacks, and socks and underwear to all Thurston County families in need at Komachin Middle School, 3650 College St. SE, Lacey (IT route #64) from 8 A.M. to 6 P.M on Thursday, August 15.