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Back to School Supplies Drive and Backpack Giveaway

August 29, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm


A backpack supplies drive and free backpack giveaway is taking place to support local families and school children. The month-long initiative involves a collection of supplies, which began August 3rd and runs until August 21st. Supplies needed include notebooks, number two pencils, markers, crayons, safety scissors, glue sticks, pencil pouches and sharpeners, folders, erasers, rulers, watercolor paint/brushes, backpacks, tissues, and personal hygiene items like soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and combs. Donations can be dropped off from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM at the office of Legislator Howard Johnson at 427 William Street, Buffalo, NY 14204. The drive-through backpack giveaway will be hosted on August 29th at the Central Terminal, 495 Paderewski Dr, Buffalo, NY 14212, from 10:00 AM until 12:30 PM or until supplies run out. This event is hosted by Congressman Brian Higgins, Erie County Legislator Howard J. Johnson, and City of Buffalo Fillmore District Councilmember Mitch Nowakowski.