Our story

Thousands of school children go without backpacks and the essential supplies they need to succeed in school. Wanting to make a difference in the Las Vegas Valley, Richard Harris set out on a mission to get backpacks and school supplies into the hands of some of the neediest schools in the Clark County School District through his Project Backpack initiative. Through the generous support of local volunteers and the attorneys and staff of Richard Harris Law Firm, Project Backpack will have a strong launch at the start of this fall’s school year. This will mark our 1st official year of Project Backpack, and by the end of it, we will have donated over 12,000 backpacks full of supplies to area school kids.

In-Person
Backpack
Pick-Up Event

This event is for students who are not receiving backpacks at the schools we are supporting in 2021. To see if you are eligible for attending the in-person event, check to see if you or your student’s school is listed.

When: Saturday, August 7th
from 9 am - 12 pm

Cars may begin lining up at 8:00 a.m. and distribution will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Where: Richard Harris Law Firm parking lot

801 S. 4th St., Las Vegas, NV 89101

  • Backpacks are intended for those who do not attend a school already receiving backpacks.
  • Backpacks given away on first come, first served basis, while supplies last
  • One per student
  • Students must be in vehicle to receive backpack
  • Maximum of 4 backpacks per car
  • Please do not exit your vehicle. Staff will hand backpacks to you!
Schools Served This Year
  • R. Guild Gray Elementary School
  • Edythe and Lloyd Katz Elementary School
  • James B. McMillan Elementary School
  • 100 Academy of Excellence
  • Rainbow Dreams Academy
  • Kit Carson International Academy
  • Quannah McCall Elementary School
  • Marion E. Cahlan Elementary School
  • Lincoln Elementary School
  • Fay Herron Elementary School
  • Ira J. Earl Elementary School
  • Oran K. Gragson Elementary School
  • William K. Moore Elementary School
  • William E. Snyder Elementary School
  • John S. Park Elementary School
  • Ruby S. Thomas Elementary School
  • Cynthia Cunningham Elementary School
  • Harry Reid Elementary School

FIRST OFFICIAL YEAR OF HELPING AND COUNTING

“The children of Las Vegas deserve better. With the help of my incredible team, I am excited to announce the launch of Project Backpack. My goal is for every child in need to receive a backpack, and we look forward to the lasting impact this initiative will have on the kids and families of our communities.” ~ Richard Harris

The Inaugural Launch

Richard Harris Law Firm’s
Project Backpack

The Morning Blend

Richard Harris Law Firm’s
Project Backpack