2015 Back to School Backpack Giveaway & Community Day

First Day, the Right Way!

Annual Urban League of Greater Hartford Back to school Family Day

The League’s YP axillary organized and held the annual back to school backpack giveaway and community event on Saturday, August 29, 2015 to great success.  The event also consisted of information table from community partners as well as information on the League services and voter registration.

The event was facilitated by over 30 volunteers from YPs and the women of Alpha Kappa Alpha and the Hartford Police Department provided onsite security.

400 backpacks were collected with approximately 300 given away on site at the event.  The remainder will be given to local school to be determined.  Name, number and email address were collected from families and will be used in a notification process for future events.

$500 worth of hot dogs, burgers and snacks were distributed per gift card donation from Stop & Shop and water was provided courtesy of the MDC water wagon.

CDC campaign banner of Christopher, a person living with HIV since 1987: HIV, life’s a game, and with treatment, I’m winning it day by day, says Christopher of Washington, DC. HIV Treatment Works. Get in Care. Stay in Care. Live Well. Hear his story at  cdc.gov/HIVTreatmentWorks. A photo shows Christopher bowling.