Free School Supplies for Rhode Island Children

[ 10 ] August 5, 2008 |

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On Saturday, August 16, 2008 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, along with the Providence School Department, Sodexho School Services and over 30 community partners will sponsor the 2008 Back to School Celebration. Over 16,000 school supplies will be given out for FREE at 10 community sites. Don’t miss this opportunity to get free school supplies. There will be fun games and entertainment for the children, as well as free food and information on community services.

Complete list of locations:

Hope High School (324 Hope Street, Providence)

Perry Middle School (370 Hartford Avenue, Providence)

St. Theresa’s Church (18 Pope Street, Providence)

Nathanael Greene Middle School (721 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence)

West End Community Center (109 Bucklin Street, Providence)

Providence Registration Center (672 Prairie Avenue, Providence)

St. James Baptist Church (340 South Main Street, Woonsocket)

Pawtucket Paw Sox (McCoy Stadium, Pawtucket)

Bernard F. Norton School (364 Broad Street, Cumberland)

Ella Risk Elementary (949 Dexter Street, Central Falls)

Category: education + schools, free / cheap


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  1. justina says:

    hi i just talked to the people from the pawsox and they said no such event was taken place on that day.
    is it going to be in the stadioum or in the parking lot or do you have to buy tickets and go to the game in order to get the school supplies?
    thank you very much

  2. Anisa Raoof Anisa says:

    This is a free event (no pawsox tickets needed) – it should be in the parking lot.

    Contact the Neighborhood Health Plan if you have questions.
    http://www.nhpri.org/

  3. justina says:

    do you need to bring your children or proof of how many children you have or is just one free thing per family
    sorry so many questions!

  4. Anisa Raoof Anisa says:

    I believe when I took my kids last year we did not have to show proof. We went to the Hope Street location – we were given one ticket per child, got in line and followed the line so the kids could get something at every station. In addition to books and literature from different service organizations, we received one backpack per child and one plate of food per child. To be safe, I would bring a bus pass or letter from the school if you have it in case they need to see something.

  5. evelyn says:

    My Daughter will be attending Pre-K special-ed is she eligible for the free school supplies?

  6. Anisa Raoof Anisa says:

    Not sure the answer – I would go anyways to one of the locations and ask. There is no number to call this morning because they are all office numbers.

  7. suzanne says:

    I live in los angeles and must provide 100 kids with backpacks and school supplies-where do I start-i would like to receive donations

  8. Jessica says:

    The sixteenth is a Sunday not Saturday, was that a misprint?

  9. Tonya says:

    Hello we just moved here and didn’t know about these programs. Is there a place that can still help me. He’s starting K and needs school supplies and shoes and clothes if possible. I don’t know where to tur . Thank you

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