In 2001, the FBA Paralegal Section, in conjunction with the Fairfax Law Foundation, started an annual book drive for the residents of Foundations (formerly the Fairfax Girls’ Probation House). The project gained so much support that in 2009 the Paralegal Section was able to add the Fairfax Boys’ Probation House. Due to the kindness and generosity of the legal community, the Paralegal Section has also been able to add the residents of the Transitional Living Program and the young men in the BETA Program.
Each year, in February, the Paralegal Section purchases new books, journals and various personal items for residents with donations received. Approximately 34 bags are filled each year. Members of our Firm and the Paralegal Section attend a meeting where we fill the bags to that will be distributed. The young people in receipt of the bags greatly appreciate the gesture and are touched to know the community is thinking of them. ShounBach is pleased to participate in such a worthwhile project.