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2010 Rhode Island Back to School Celebration: Free School Supplies

backpackSaturday, August 21 from 9 a.m. — 1 p.m.

The Providence School Department, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, Sodexho School Services and over 30 community partners will sponsor this year’s Back to School Celebration. Kick off the new school year with celebrations from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 11 community sites. Over 12,000 kids will receive free backpacks filled with school supplies. Music, raffles and food also will be provided at each location.

For more information, call Doris M. De Los Santos at 401-222-4890.

Back-to-school celebrations will be held at the following sites:


Providence
– Hope High School, 324 Hope Street
– Nathanael Greene Middle School, 721 Chalkstone Avenue
– Providence School Registration Center, 672 Prairie Avenue
– West End Community Center, 109 Bucklin Street
- United Way, 50 Valley Street

Central Falls
Veterans Memorial Elementary School, 150 Fuller Street

Cumberland
Bernard F. Norton School, 364 Broad Street

Newport
Sullivan Elementary School, 35 Dexter Street

Pawtucket
Pawtucket PawSox, McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Avenue

West Warwick
Wakefield Hill Elementary School, 505 Wakefield Street

Woonsocket
St. James Baptist Church, 340 South Main Street

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Written by Anisa Raoof