Saturday, May 21, 2022

This city is collecting free backpacks and school supplies

The IMPACT event collects backpacks and school supplies for kids in Newport News (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the city of Newport News)
The IMPACT event collects backpacks and school supplies for kids in Newport News (WYDaily/ Courtesy of the city of Newport News)

NEWPORT NEWS — The city’s annual IMPACT day with free backpacks and school supplies for children is happening Saturday.

Free school supplies are limited and distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

According to the city’s news release, the event features free backpacks and school supplies as well as games, food and free books from the South Morrison Library. In addition, community partners will have booths available to hand out information.

“Since the event’s inception in 2013, over 2,700 backpacks with school supplies have been distributed to students throughout the community,” according to the news release.

All of the items at the event are donated and organizers are still accepting donations, Kim Lee, spokeswoman for the city, wrote in an email.

The IMPACT Free Backpack and School Supply Giveaway & Community Day event is at the South Morrison Family Education Center, 746 Adams Drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children attending must be accompanied by adults.

Those who wish to donate items can drop off school supplies at the center. For more information, call 757-369-6907.

Julia Marsiglianohttp://wydaily.com
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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