Back to School Celebrations in Rhode Island: Free School Supplies

[ 0 ] August 21, 2009 |

backpackNeighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island helps sponsor the Back to School Celebration on Saturday, August 22, 2009

Back to School of RI will kick off the new school year with celebrations from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 10 locations Saturday. The first 10,000 students to attend will receive backpacks filled with school supplies. Music, raffles and food also will be provided at each location. Forty community agencies have worked to prepare the backpacks and provide other services to make the celebrations possible.

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

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

Hope High School, 324 Hope St.; Nathanael Greene Middle School, 721 Chalkstone Ave.; Providence School Registration Center, 672 Prairie Ave.; West End Community Center, 109 Bucklin St.; United Way, 50 Valley St.

Central Falls
Ella Risk School, 949 Dexter St.

Bernard F. Norton School, 364 Broad St.

Pawtucket PawSox, McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Ave.

West Warwick
Wakefield Hill Elementary School, 505 Wakefield St.

Kevin K. Coleman Elementary School, 96 Second Ave.

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