Many organizations are coming together on Saturday, August 27, 2022, to host the biggest backpack giveaway in Buffalo. The event will take place from 10 am to 2 pm at the Johnnie B. Wiley Sports Pavillion, located at 1100 Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo. Every student in grades kindergarten through 12th grade will receive one free backpack with school supplies (there are 2,000 bags available). Students MUST be present in order to receive a backpack. Masks must be warn by teachers, adults and children.

The event is sponsored by Buffalo Police Athletic League, National Grid, Bank on Buffalo, The Teachers Desk, Highmark Western New York, and Delta Sonic.

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The University District Is Giving Away Free Back To School Supplies

The University District and Councilmember Rasheed N.C. Wyatt are hosting a free backpack giveaway; here's what you need to know. The 8th Annual Back-To-School Giveaway event will take place on Sunday, August 28, 2022, from 2 to 4 pm at the Martha P. Mitchell Community Center, located at 175 Oakmont Ave in Buffalo.

Backpacks stuffed with school supplies will be provided for free. The child MUST be present at the event in order to receive a bookbag, so please make sure each child attends.  Supplies will be given out on a "first-come, first-served" basis. They will also be providing complimentary hair cuts, a kids' zone, activities, food, and more.

You can reach out to the University District for more info by calling 851-5165 or visiting its Facebook page.


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