Press Releases Aug 08, 2018

Ontario Students Received Backpacks on 1st Day of School

BB&K’s Annual Operation Backpack Comes to Vista Grande Elementary

For Immediate Release: Aug. 8, 2018
Media Contact: Denise Nix • (213) 787-2552 •

ONTARIO, Calif. — The beginning of the school year can be an exciting time. But for many students, it can also be scary — especially when they don’t have the supplies they need to succeed. For the ninth year in a row, Best Best & Krieger LLP provided backpacks filled with school supplies to students who need them.
This year, the firm gave nearly 470 students in transitional kindergarten through 6th grade at Vista Grande Elementary School in Ontario a filled backpack on the first day of school — Wednesday, Aug. 8. Since the firm began its Operation Backpack program in 2010, we’ve donated backpacks and supplies to nearly 5,000 California children.
“I am excited for the Vista Grande students who will begin the school year with the tools they need to do their best, and I know our families appreciate the generous contribution,” said Principal Gina Castillo.
“BB&K is proud to participate in Operation Backpack and make a difference to children and families in our communities,” said BB&K Partner and Ontario City Attorney John Brown.
“I can’t think of a better way to kick off the school year than students receiving free backpacks full of needed school supplies. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I thank Best Best & Krieger LLP for their generosity and partnership with OMSD,” stated Board President Elvia M. Rivas.
BB&K attorneys Richard Egger and Albert Maldonado were joined by staff to hand out the backpacks to students. Operation Backpack was made possible with donations from vendors and BB&K attorneys, advocates and staff. This year, for the first time, the firm also gave backpacks to an additional group of students. In partnership with Los Angeles-based attorney Ryan Guiboa, BB&K donated 50 backpacks filled with supplies to children served by Para Los Niños.


Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal, employee benefits and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With more than 200 attorneys, the law firm has 10 offices nationwide, including Ontario, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter or @BestBestKrieger on Facebook.

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