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The Adams and Reese Jacksonville office, through a firm-wide “Back to School HUGS Initiative,” collected donations to purchase school supplies and backpacks for foster children through the Family Support Services of Northeast Florida and the organization’s annual Back to School Back-Pack Event, held Saturday, August 15, at the First Baptist Church.

In total, 650 foster children received backpacks and school supplies Saturday, as the school supplies and backpacks were donated by multiple businesses throughout the Jacksonville area. Adams and Reese employees Alice Robison and Reanna Boudrow volunteered at the event. This was the third consecutive year Adams and Reese participated in this event.

In addition to Adams and Reese's support, backpacks and school supplies were donated by employees of Florida Blue, JEA, Mercedes-Benz USA and Office Depot Foundation. Family Support Services of North Florida is the lead agency for foster care, adoption and family preservation in Duval and Nassau counties.

The Adams and Reese employee volunteer program, also known as HUGS (Hope, Understanding, Giving and Support), helps more than 200 organizations firm-wide and donates thousands of hours and untold dollars to offer communities “hands on” activities and assistance to those less fortunate. Whether in the form of special events or participation in agency-sponsored fundraisers, Adams and Reese employees and attorneys are known throughout the region and the nation for their community action.