WASHINGTON, D.C. – For the third year in a row, Consigli’s D.C. office led a backpack drive to support local children through the Community of Hope, a non-profit working to end family homelessness. With the uncertainty of when classrooms will re-open, the 140 backpacks aimed to deliver as much hope as they did necessary supplies.
“We want to give the kids at Community of Hope the hope that they will be going back to school to get their education.
Consigli’s D.C. team and two local partners stuffed backpacks with crayons, folders, paper, notebooks, scissors, rulers, markers, pencil pouches, glue, erasers and Disney hand sanitizer for the children at Community of Hope’s transitional homes.
Michelle Evans, Consigli Business Manager, has been involved with the Community of Hope for 16 years and spearheaded this year’s drive.
Like everything at Consigli, it was a team effort. Many people in our D.C. office jumped in to help throughout the five-week drive.
“This was the best backpack drive we’ve ever done. We normally do 30-35 backpacks. This year, we doubled it and partnered with two other companies – Menkiti Group, our MLK Gateway Project client, and H2DesignBuild, our general contractor partner.
With the MLK Gateway Project underway in the same ward of D.C. as the Community of Hope, Menkiti Group and H2DesignBuild were eager to get involved.
Consigli donated 70 stuffed backpacks, surpassing our goal of 50. Menkiti Group provided 50 and H2DesignBuild provided 20. Our local subcontractors Livingston Fire Protection, Max Electric and BB & Co Construction also made donations to the drive.
Together, Consigli’s D.C. team surpassed our goal with the 2020 backpack drive while supporting the next generation in our community!