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'We the People' continues despite funding challenges

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‘We the People’ continues despite funding challenges

Working together, attorneys can bring civic education to more Indiana classrooms and create more engaged and informed citizens. Every fall, the campaign An Hour For Civics encourages attorneys to donate the equivalent of one billable hour and to persuade your peers to act as well.

While billable hours vary from firm to firm, here are just a few examples of what it costs to operate quality civic education programs like Indiana’s:

• $250 will provide lunches for 50 students attending a state or district competition. There are seven district competitions and one state competition with 600 students that were formerly funded with federal monies.

• $350 will provide trophies and medals for 500 students participating in one of the seven district competitions.

• $500 is the equivalent of textbook costs for one classroom. Since federal funding has ceased, the Foundation is implementing a textbook program to help schools buy books when replacements are needed.

During the fall fundraising campaign, volunteers are asking you to donate the equivalent of one billable hour to the Foundation to support civic education in our state. The Foundation’s fundraising committee along with the ISBA continues to raise the profile of civic education’s impact in Indiana. Any gift at any level, however, will continue the legacy of civic education in Indiana.

To donate today, visit www.anhourforcivics.org or www.inbf.org and click on the donate button. All donations are tax deductible.

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