Staten Island, New York -- This back to school season, national nonprofit Kars4Kids is partnering with Staten Island’s Children’s Aid Society to distribute hundreds of backpacks and other goodies to the district’s school children.
While the start of a new school year is always exciting, for families with tight budgets, it can also be a stressful time, as the expenses of necessary supplies can run high. Kars4Kids’ annual backpack distributions aim to address the need in many communities.
“With a mission focused on empowering youth with educational opportunities, we believe properly preparing children for school is imperative,” says Wendy Kirwan, Director of Public Relations at Kars4Kids. “We’re very fortunate to have found the perfect community partner in Staten Island, the Children’s Aid Society.”
Community schoolchildren of all ages are invited to the Children’s Aid Society’s beautiful Goodhue Center, where the brand-new backpacks will be available free of charge, along with an assortment of classic school uniforms, as supplies last.
This event comes after several years of similar successful distributions in communities around the Tri-state area, such as the Bronx and Newark, New Jersey. Come winter, the nonprofit traditionally hosts coat distributions as well.
The giveaway will take place on Thursday, August 25, from 1-3pm at the Goodhue Center at 304 Prospect Avenue in Staten Island. To stay updated on this and future Kars4Kids events, follow Kars4Kids on Facebook and Twitter.
Kars4Kids is a nationally recognized Jewish 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that works to give back to the community through a variety of education, youth development, family outreach and faith-based programs. The charity’s iconic and innovative donation programs raise funds for its many year-round programs for children and families.