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6,200 Free Backpacks For Springfield Children Being Handed Out Today

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springfield back to school

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB)– 5,000 backpacks will be distributed to the first Springfield students to arrive at the Back-to-School BBQ being held at Blunt Park on 2460 Roosevelt Avenue today.

The event goes from 10 to 2 and is free and open to Springfield Public School students, staff and their families. The celebration will feature hundreds of families and will include delicious food, great music, fun games and giveaways.

Kennedy Middle School at 1385 Berkshire Avenue will serve as a Back-to-School BBQ satellite location where food will be served and 1,200 backpacks distributed there.

ABC40 captured all the fun and will bring that story later on channel 40!

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  • boo72

    While u complain about it always being about Spfld. Take the time n organized one in ur town.. Plus to give or recive comes withing u if u want to give or receive.. I got my daughter xtra pens, pads , pencils, etc. on Monday shell b bring it all to help out the ones who need them.. All I spend was 10 bucks.. We do that every yr..

  • alpinequeen

    A 2006 study listed on the NIH .gov web site by Skaggs, Early, D’Ambra, Tolo and Kay found that of 1540 children aged 11-14 years in a large metropolitan area where 97% used back packs, 37% reported back pain.

  • medic3

    Hand outs, hand outs. So sick of people getting stuff for free when I have to work TWO jobs to make my basic living expenses. Lazy SOB’s…. I agree with the individual above. Go to the dollar store like the rest of us. Hand outs is what’s wrong with this country!!