Check Out the Back To School BackPack Giveaways !

There are a number of Backpack giveaways going on over the weekend and up until school starts. Check the listing below and make it there while supplies last! 

Saturday August 24

Classic Knot 3rd Annual Back 2 School Summer Jam Giveaway This Weekend!

13 year old Sheldon Gibbs Founder and CEO of Classic Knot

   The 3rd Annual Classic Knot Summer  Jam & Backpack Giveaway will take place on Saturday August 24 at Masten Park, 224 Best Street  from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

   The   Classic Knot Summer Jam & Backpack Giveaway, founded by Sheldon Gibbs, CEO,  helps to alleviate the financial burden of many parents in our community and equips students with the tools needed to succeed academically. The event also serves as a family- friendly environment which features local vendors, interactive games, free food, a DJ Jada 716, Funso the Clown, a basketball tournament and much more! Classic Knot has  been fortunate to have provided over 500’ backpacks to families in need over the past two years. See you there!

The 6th Annual Delavan Day and BackPack  with EDP 

 Black men from the areas around the East Delavan community (EDP) will come together on Saturday, August 24 in a spirit of Unity.  The event will include many of the men who grew up around the  area. There will be a morning prayer at 11:00 a.m. From 12 to 8 p.m. free hamburgers and hot dogs will be given out  throughout the day 120 book bags filled with school supplies will given out to the youth at 3:00 p.m. Sixty bags were donated by Tina Sanders of No More Tears and Sixty were donated by Erie County Legislator April Baskin. 

The men of EDP raised money for the food, bounce houses, games for the day and  haircuts. There will be several  barbers to give the haircuts. The Grub and Groove Lounge located at 1210 Broadway was also a co-sponsor of the event.  The men  raised close to $2,000 for this event. It will be held at the basketball court on Moselle near East Delavan.   


Tuesday August 27 &  Saturday August 31

New York State MICJ Region 1 Backpack and School Supply Giveaway

-Tuesday August 27th 4p.m. until supplies run out @Leroy Coles Library (formerly Delavan library) corner of Delavan and Bailey

-Saturday August 31 @4p.m. until supplies run out.

For the Residents of theFrederick Douglass Housing only @Frederick Douglass Housing Building, corner Clinton & Jefferson. Both Scheduled giveaways on a first come first serve basis


Wednesday August 28 and Thursday August 29

I’m Livin B  Fourth Annual BackPack Giveaway

I’m Livn B Backpack Giveaway in Buffalo

2931 Delaware Ave., Kenmore 

12 noon  until supplies are gone. Each youth  will receive a backpack with supplies, an ImLivin B or Guaggi –T and a Polo Shirt.