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!
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
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.