Back-to-school backpack giveaway planned at 16th Street Park

The event is on September 1 at at 6 p.m. at the amphitheater in the Bayonne park

Bayonne will hold a backpack giveaway at G. Thomas DiDomenico – 16th Street Park, according to Rev. Dorothy Patterson of Wallace Temple AME Zion Church and Community Relations Specialist for the city.

The event will take place on September 1 at 6 the amphitheater on the lower level of the park. 

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The giveaway is hosted by the city of Bayonne, Mayor James Davis, the Bayonne Interfaith Association, BCB Bank, the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Bayonne, and WTCares. Patterson said the event has also received donations and support from other organizations and individuals within Bayonne as well. 

The event aims to provide backpacks filled with school supplies to students in need ahead of the school year. Providing this support is especially important considering inflation, COVID-19, and other ongoings. 

Inside the backpacks, Patterson said there will also be masks. In addition, there will be other important information and resources. She continued: “There will be school supplies such as pencils, crayons, paper, things of that nature inside the backpacks.” 

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