Back to school shopping can really pack a punch: purchasing clothes, shoes and school supplies all at one time- it can cost almost as much as the holidays and can cause lots of stress. Struggling families are getting some help with the rising expenses of school supplies from the Kars4Kids Car Donation Program. Yesterday Kars4Kids announced that they are doing live backpack giveaways in five NYC locations. While free backpacks are available online to the public on the Kars4Kids backpack page, the live events will allow parents to receive the handy school accessory in person and on the spot.
On Wednesday August 29th Congressman Ed Towns will be teaming up with Kars4Kids for two Brooklyn events. The first will be held at the Kingsboro Housing Development located at 354 Kingsboro 3rd Walk. The event will begin promptly at 10:00 AM and will continue until 12:00 noon or until all the backpacks are exhausted.
The second event will be held at a playground in the Marcy Avenue Houses located on Myrtle Avenue between Marcy and Nostrand Avenues. It will start at 1:00 pm and continue until 3:00 pm or until all the backpacks are exhausted.
Over the course of three days Kars4Kids plans to distribute close to 3,000 free backpacks to New York children, and is anticipating and preparing for a large turnout. Kars4Kids will be working closely with local officials to ensure that the giveaways take place in an orderly manner with everyone having a chance to receive one of the high-quality, stylish backpacks.
Location 1: Kingsboro Housing Development 10:00 am – 12:00 pm 354 Kingsboro 3rd Walk
Location 2: Marcy Avenue Houses 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Myrtle Avenue between Marcy and Nostrand Avenues