Free back-to-school supplies at annual Back to School Celebration

By News Staff

The 2015 Back to School Celebration of RI is coming up this Saturday, August 15 across the state. 

The goal for 2015 is to provide free backpacks with school supplies for at least 14,000 students at the eleven pick-up sites. 

From 10:00 am to 1:00 pm, you can stop by any of the 11 sites to pick-up supplies. Children must be present at pick-up. Families and students can also enjoy food, entertainment, fun activities, and educational information. 

The Back to School Celebration of RI was originally planned by Mr. Melvin Bell, Program Officer for the Rhode Island Foundation, and Jorge Cardenas, who at the time was a Field Coordinator for Parents Making a Difference. 


Blackstone Valley Prep Mayoral Academy, 291 Broad St. – Cumberland

East Bay Community Action Program, 1 John H. Chafee Blvd. – Newport

Hope High School, 324 Hope St. – Providence

McCoy Stadium, 1 Columbus Ave. – Pawtucket

Nathanael Greene Middle School, 721 Chalkstone Ave. – Providence

Parent information and student registration, 325 Ocean St. – Providence

St. James Baptist Church, 340 South Main St. – Woonsocket 

Thundermist Health Center, 186 Providence St. – West Warwick

United Way of RI, 50 Valley St. – Providence

Veterans Memorial Elementary, 150 Fuller Ave. – Central Falls

West End Community Center, 109 Bucklin St. – Providence

For more details, click here.

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