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 Distributes More Than 4,000 Backpacks Contributed

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