2017-08-30 / Front Page

Announce School Supply Giveaway

By Liz Goff
Queens youngsters will face a tough reality on September 7, when school bells will ring in the first day of the new school year.

State Sen. Jose Peralta, aware of the added financial burden faced by parents with school-age children, sponsored his annual school supply giveaway on August 26.
The Queens lawmaker partnered with more than 20 businesses and organizations in his East Elmhurst/Corona district to sponsor the event that supplied backpacks, notebooks, calculators, rulers, pens, pencils and other supplies, including a Mets T-shirt, to 3,000 area youngsters.
The event at St. Paul the Apostle Church on 98th Place and 57th Avenue in Corona also featured free face painting, games, rock climbing and a “bouncy house” for youngsters.
 “During these tough economic times, many families may be facing a hard time making ends meet, and it is important that education continues forward even when many are tightening their belts, Peralta said.

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