Friends of Public Schools Harlem distributes thousands of backpacks and school supplies to children
9/12/2019, 2:06 p.m.
Following two weeks of backpack and school supply giveaway events at NYCHA houses, street fairs and police precincts throughout Harlem, Friends of Public Schools Harlem with a special grant from the Migdol Family Foundation gave its 4,000th supply-filled backpack at an event at Drew Hamilton Houses.
Hundreds more backpacks were distributed Saturday at a packed event at PS 4 The Duke Ellington School organized by Assemblyman Al Taylor.
Events were co-sponsored with Congressman Adriano Espaillat, State Senators Brian Benjamin and Robert Jackson, Assemblymembers Al Taylor and Robert Rodriguez, and Councilmember Bill Perkins