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Katie Berry, a working mom and senior paralegal with Deuterman Law Group in Greensboro, NC, is using her professional skills to make a difference as a community organizer. She’s coordinating her law firm’s Operation Shoebox campaign by asking local schools to help gather gifts for soldiers.
Operation Shoebox – Supporting Our Troops, http://www.operationshoebox.com/, sends care packages to soldiers deployed outside of the U.S. You can find a list of suggested items here. Berry told the Burlington Times News that Sudoku books are very popular.
Of note, the U.S. Postal Service offers free boxes for Priority Mail Operation Shoebox packages. If your employer or legal association wants to share some holiday cheer with our troops overseas, this is a great project, but you need to act fast to submit donations or packages before Christmas.
Kudos to Berry and the Deuterman Law Group for making this a community effort and raising awareness of Operation Shoebox.
You can see Berry’s photo at Deuterman Law Group’s “Our People” page, which emphasizes its legal staffers’ key role by stating, “A law firm is only as good as its people.”
Source: Burlington Times News