L&I Gives Big Boost to Backpacks for Kids



L&I employees donated more than $3,000 in cash and school supplies to help send hundreds of kids to school this fall with brand new backpacks.

The Special Events Committee organized the school supplies drive in July and delivered a vanload of goods to City Gates Ministries, which hands out backpacks and supplies every year to families that need help.

L&I employees have been major contributors to that event for several years, and this year’s donation is the largest ever.

Keely Cummings (Health Services Analysis) led this year’s drive. “I’m amazed at how truly generous my fellow L&I employees are when given the chance to help people in need,” Keely said. “These backpacks will make a positive impact on local families that will resonate with them throughout their lives.”