Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Senator Jamaal T. Bailey, Council Member Kevin Riley and union carpenters delivered about 150 backpacks and supplies to children in the Northeast Bronx. Credit: Contributed

With the start of a new school year, the New York City & Vicinity District Council of Carpenters participated in community events throughout the city to provide students with school supplies and other resources. 

They partnered with local elected officials and community organizations on 19 events throughout the City. Union carpenters and contractors want to do their part to give back to children in their community and equip them with the tools needed for success in the classroom.

Stand-out events included Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie’s Back to School fair held at his district office, where union carpenters and contractors worked to provide 150 backpacks and school kits and children received free haircuts, new sneakers, and families received fresh produce donated from INCA Relief NY. Union carpenters and contractors also supported Council Member Moya’s annual back-to-school block party that brought family fun and resources to Queens communities.

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