Backpacks giveaway in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)  –  Thousands of free backpacks and school supplies were available to New Haven students and their families at a back to school rally on Saturday.

94.3 FM WYBC “The Rhythm of the City”, New Haven Public Schools and the city of New Haven teamed up for the Sam Tilery Back to School Rally to give students supplies they need for the school year and to get them excited about attending school.

The backpacks will contain rulers, crayons, notebooks and pencils. In addition to the free items there will be resource tables to provide information to parents, arts and crafts, video games, movies and food. The backpacks and supplies and food are available on a first come first serve basis.

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