YUMA, Ariz. - Friday, Students at G.W. Carver Elementary School closed out their first week of the new school year with a special visit from local attorney David Karnas.
The students were excited to know that the attorney was ready to give away back to school supplies but may not have realized how much they have in common with Mr. Karnas.
Karnas is now the owner of Karnas Law Firm but grew up in Woodbridge, New Jersey.
He shared how his family wasn’t privileged, but getting an education opened the door to many opportunities.
“The same experience that I had, these kids are having. So I wanted to share with them my experience and give back to a community that's very similar to what I experience as a child,” he said.
Karnas started the Supporting Education Back to School Giveaway to help the underprivileged students of Yuma.
He said, “I’d like to give back to the community to make sure everybody has that opportunity to achieve greatness through education.”
60 kindergarten to fifth-grade students at Carver Elementary were gifted some essentials to start their school year off prepared courtesy of Karnas Law Firm.
Karnas wants the students to feel special saying, "It makes them feel good about who they are, and that people care. So that was really heartwarming to know that education is really respected and desired by these guys. They really want to achieve greatness."
David Karnas also grants scholarships to students in the Yuma area on behalf of the Karnas Kids Foundation, along with other yearly charity events.