Congressman Ed Towns Teams Up With Kars4Kids For A Back To School Backpack Giveaway

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A three day back to school backpack giveaway joins teams with Congressman Ed Towns for the Brooklyn event

It’s a privilege to be able to do our small part, along with our wonderful partners, to help these families and their children

On the heels of their successful coat giveaways in Newark and East Orange, New Jersey, the Kars4Kids Car Donation Program announced yesterday five locations for their new Backpack Giveaway Program, a back to school initiative aimed at helping struggling families with the rising expenses of school supplies. 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.

Congressman Towns is currently serving his 15th term as Representative of Brooklyns 10th Congressional District. Among his many accomplishments in congress, Congressman Towns has distinguished himself with his work for New York’s children and has emerged as a champion for youth projects.

The Kars4Kids Backpack Giveaway Program is a back-to-school initiative aimed at helping struggling families with the rising expenses of school supplies. The various live giveaways will allow parents to receive the handy school accessory in person and on the spot. “There are so many hard-working families out there that just can’t make ends meet in this economy,” a Kars4Kids spokeswoman said Tuesday. “It’s a privilege to be able to do our small part, along with our wonderful partners, to help these families and their children.”

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.

There will be a designated area for members of the media at both locations.

The backpack program is just one of the many educational initiatives Kars4Kids employs throughout the year to help children reach their educational potential.

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