MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Miami-Dade County Commission Vice Chair Lynda Bell will host her 4th Annual Back-to-School Backpack Giveaway on Sunday, August 3rd from 1 to 5 p.m. at the South Dade YMCA Family Center, 9355 SW 134th Street, Miami, FL 33176.

The giveaway will feature backpacks containing a variety of school supplies.  They will be given out on a first come, first served basis until there are none left to give away.

The backpacks will include pencils, pencil pouches, erasers, highlighters, sharpeners, glue sticks, scissors, rulers, loose leaf notebook paper, composition notebooks, and hand sanitizers.

The backpacks and school supplies are being donated by Office Depot.

People attending the back-to-school event will be treated to free food, Minute Maid juices and Dasani Water donated by Coca Cola Company.

Baptist Health South Florida will be offering free health screenings and there will be several fun activities for kids, as well as raffle drawings with prizes.

The Marlins Street Team and Ms. Florida USA title holders will be providing entertainment.

“I invite District 8 parents to come get their children ready for the upcoming school year while enjoying some fun for the entire family,” Vice Chair Bell said. “Office Depot is providing a great service to the underprivileged children of our community and I thank them for making this event possible.”

Vice Chair Bell’s efforts also will support the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade’s Fit2Play Scholarship Fund to ensure that students, regardless of their socioeconomic strata, have a safe place to go after school and engage in wholesome activities.



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