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Donations needed for MLK recognition day

(Left to right) Rochester Black Bar Association President Karen Bailey Turner, Assistant U.S. Attorney Tiffany Lee and Monroe County Family Court Judge Joan Kohout are shown in this file photo with some of the donations collected during last year’s food and clothing drive. MCBA photo

Last year, the three local bar associations, the Monroe County Bar Association, the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys and the Rochester Black Bar Association, recognized Martin Luther King Jr.’s contributions with a community-focused event.

Food was collected to help families of School 29 to support the ongoing relationship that exists through the Lawyers for Learning program. Clothing was also donated to assist the Volunteers of America/Working Wardrobe program, which provides men and women with business attire and the tools they need to achieve success as they conduct job searches and move into the workforce.

“Food was collected for five very needy families at School 29,” said Nan Ross, a School 29 teacher and liaison to the MCBA’s Lawyers for Learning Committee. “When the large baskets of food were delivered, there were tears of gratitude.”

Both drives are being held again this year. Food or gently used business clothing can be dropped off at the MCBA offices, Telesca Center for Justice, 1 W. Main St., Rochester, by Jan. 14.

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