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Mark your calendar and spread the word: on Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 10:00am-1:00pm, local community organizations and businesses, with support from Citizens Bank, have joined together to distribute free backpacks and school supplies statewide at the following locations:
- United Way of RI, 50 Valley Street, Providence
- Hope High School, 324 Hope Street, Providence
- Nathanael Greene Middle School, 721 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence
- Parent Information & Student Registration, 325 Ocean Street, Providence
- West End Community Center, 109 Bucklin Street, Providence
- Veteran’s Memorial Elementary School, 150 Fuller Avenue, Central Falls
- Bernard F. Norton School, 364 Broad Street, Cumberland
- CCRI Campus in Newport, 1 John H Chafee Boulevard Newport
- Pawtucket PawSox, McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket
- Thundermist Health Center, 186 Providence Street, West Warwick
- St. James Baptist Church, 340 South Main Street, Woonsocket
I’ve volunteered at these backpack distributions before – they’re fun, with lots of community service organizations on hand to share information and support to families. Be prepared for lines (at least at the Hope High School locations) at various points during the day.