Accountability Courts hosting Back-to-School Supply Drive

Published 9:00 am Saturday, July 22, 2023

Troup County Court Services and the State Court Public Defender’s Office are hosting a Back-to -School supply drive to help support the children of participants of the Troup County Accountability Court.

Individuals are invited to support local schools, teachers and students by donating any school supplies to the drop boxes set up in Court Services or the Public Defender’s Office in the Troup County Government Center.

Court Services Director Lindsay Mobley said donated supplies will benefit the families of Accountability Court participants. Any remaining supplies will be distributed to local schools and teachers.

Mobley said the idea for the school supply drive came from a secretary in the Public Defender’s Office, Eva Cook, who recommended the drive.

“We just wanted to do something good for Accountability Court families because a lot of them have children. We thought this would be a good way to support those families,” Mobley said.

Mobley said some Accountability Court participants don’t have children, but for the ones that do they will try to get them what they need based on the lists that are sent out from schools.

“Anything that we happen to have leftover we’re just going to donate directly to the school system so that they can distribute it any way that they see fit,” Mobley said.

Donations of school supplies will be accepted until Aug. 4 in drop boxes at the Troup County Government Center on the second floor at either the State Court Public Defender’s Office,  Suite 2200, on the second floor, or Court Services, Suite 3400 on the third floor.

While appreciated, monetary contributions will not be accepted.