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McDivitt Law Firm donates school supplies and backpacks to all Centennial Elementary kindergarteners for the second year in a row.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Co., August 6, 2013 — At 11:30am on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, all incoming kindergarteners at Centennial Elementary will get their choice of a brand-new backpack, in colors ranging from pink and purple, to orange and brown camouflage, to red with dinosaurs. The backpacks will be stuffed with all of the supplies the students will need for their first year of school, donated by McDivitt Law Firm.

“This is one of the most rewarding things we do as a firm,” says Karen McDivitt, President of McDivitt Law Firm, who will be presenting the backpacks along with Mike and David McDivitt. “We hope to give these students the support and help they need to start their education off right.”

For the second year in a row, in addition to the backpacks, the law firm is providing all needed school supplies, including erasers, pencils, crayons, glue sticks and folders to help launch the kindergarteners’ elementary school career.

“Having the right materials and feeling confident in their work helps the students focus on what’s really important: learning,” says Kim Noyes, Assistant Principal at Centennial Elementary, a Title I school in Colorado Springs. If a student’s family is unable to afford school supplies, typically that cost instead comes out of the school’s budget. This donation helps alleviate that expense for the families and the district.

Story Hour with David
After the students receive their new supplies, the school has asked David McDivitt to have story hour with the kindergarteners – something that was a big hit last year, when he not only read to the students but answered questions about what it’s like to be a lawyer. “When David reads to them, it opens up their minds to different careers that they might have someday. It’s really powerful,” says Noyes.

McDivitt Makes A Difference
Whether McDivitt Law Firm pays for safe cab rides home, sponsors local education programs, or supports area charities, the law firm is committed to helping others. That’s why it created McDivitt Makes A Difference—a year‐round program that encompasses all of its community efforts. To learn more, visit

About McDivitt Law Firm
McDivitt Law Firm is a Colorado-based law firm that has been providing legal representation to injured victims and their families throughout the state of Colorado for the past 20 years. Founded by Mike and Karen McDivitt, McDivitt Law Firm has an experienced team of lawyers, paralegals, and support staff who provide their clients with caring and thorough legal service. Visit to learn more.

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