Local law firm participates in back-to-school book bag giveaway

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MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – A local law firm participated in a book bag giveaway today, just in time for children headed back to school this week.

The Neighborhood Law Group of Macon spent the afternoon handing out school supplies, as well as the backpacks, to middle school and grade school children.

Daryl Von Yokely, an attorney at the firm who has been practicing law for 33 years, says this is the first year his group as been involved with a back-to-school program.

“The reason it’s very important is because you want children to know, you want people from the community to know that there are people there who care and that you’re interested in their future,” Von Yokely said.

In total, he expects to have given out nearly 300 book bags.

“It’s wonderful seeing the kids coming in,” Von Yokely added. “And the hardest thing is ‘what color bag do I get’, they don’t even ask what’s in it, just what color!”

The Neighborhood Law Group is no stranger to charity. Besides handing out book bags this year, they’ve also been a part of a Thanksgiving turkey giveaway the past two years.

For more information, you can reach the Neighborhood Law Group by clicking this link, or calling 478-314-8416.