Backpack Giveaways Help Prep Students For School
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MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) — The city of Miami Gardens and Miami are getting students ready for school by giving out free backpacks.
Residents are invited to go by the Miami Garden’s backpack giveaway on Saturday starting at 11:00 a.m. at Bunche Park located at 15600 N.W. 22nd Ave.
Students will get a free backpack with school supplies, free haircuts and free salon vouchers.
There will also be fun activity for the little ones like bounce houses, music and a book reading.
For the adults, they’ll have a chance to score free SunPass transponders and participate in a basketball game with the City of Miami Gardens Police Department.
Another giveaway is taking place in Miami on Saturday.
City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado along with Commissioner Wifredo “Willy” Gort will sponsor the 5th Annual Back to School Supply Giveaway.
Residents are invited to Juan Pablo Duarte Park at 2800 NW 17 Avenue.
The event starts at 10: 00 a.m. and lasts until 2:00 p.m.
More than 1,000 book bags with school supplies are set to be given away.
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