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Local United Way Backpacks 4 Kids! Event Benefits Passaic County Students  

ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. (Sept. 12, 2023) Lee & Associates New Jersey celebrated back-to-school season by supporting the United Way of Passaic County Backpacks 4 Kids! school supply drive. The commercial real estate firm’s team collected, filled and donated 40 backpacks and 100 school supply sets to help kickstart a successful academic year for Passaic County students.  

Pictured are Lee & Associates’ brokerage and administrative professionals (along with a little helper!) at the company’s Elmwood Park office. Additional donors included Lee & Associates Property Management, The Law Offices of Wanda Chin Monahan, LLC and Templar Foods, which helped with the purchase of composition notebooks, crayons, pencils, erasers, pens, single subject notebooks and more. 

“Giving back is central in the Lee & Associates culture, and we have a terrific team of thoughtful people who came together to support United Way,” said Rick Marchisio, president and principal of Lee & Associates New Jersey. “We value our community deeply, and we are always thrilled to provide opportunities for our team members to support great causes – in this case, right in our backyard.” 

United Way’s Backpacks 4 Kids! drive is a part of an annual initiative to increase the academic success and high school graduation rates of children. In Passaic County, recipients include over 1,000 students in need at schools and community organizations. United Way of Passaic County has been supporting the local community for more than 80 years. The organization is committed to mobilizing the caring power of community to help people meet their basic needs to live satisfying lives. 

Lee & Associates New Jersey has locations throughout the state and represents the regional operation of Lee & Associates, one of the nation’s largest agent-owned commercial real estate brokerage and property management firms. Lee & Associates professionals combine the latest technology, resources and market intelligence to deliver superior service and optimize results for clients. Established in 1979, the company maintains more than 75 offices in the United States and Canada. In 2022, Lee & Associates’ 1,500+ team members assisted with over $32 billion in transactions.   


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