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Free School Supplies

posted Aug 11, 2018, 12:59 PM by Paulette Holland   [ updated Aug 11, 2018, 1:02 PM ]

The first day of school in NYC is September 5th, 2018! Does your student need school supplies? Do you have school supplies you want to donate to a family in need? Read the post below to learn about free events where you can pick up or drop off brand-new backpacks, notebooks, pencils, paper, crayons and all the other supplies that your student will need to succeed this school year – plus enjoy fun, family activities & celebrate the start of the new school year with your community!

Looking for FREE School Supplies in Brooklyn?

NYSoM Back to School Sports & Health Day
Date: Saturday, August 11, 2018 , 2 – 5 PM
Location: Stockton Playground (662 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206)
Limited supply of free back to school supplies (first come first serve), sports exhibitions by NYC metro area sports teams, health care screenings and much more!… 
For more information, please email

Gwinin Gives Back to School Event
Date: Sunday, August 19, 2018 , 1- 6 PM
Location: Herbert Von King Park (670 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn 11216)
Free school supplies, games for the whole family, music & more. 
For more information, please contact

Midwood Library Back to School Celebration
Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 1 PM – 6 PM
Location: 975 East 16th St. at Avenue J, Brooklyn, NY 11230
Midwood Library’s annual back to school celebration features food, books for sale, raffles, arts and crafts, handmade items, games and much more!…/carnival-funfair-midwood-lib…
For more information, call (718) 252-0967.

I Will Graduate Back to School Event
Date: Friday, August 24, 2018, 3 PM – 8 PM
Location: 1001 Herkimer Street (corner of Herkimer & Howard Ave.)
Free school supplies, music and entertainment.…
For more information, call (718) 385-3133.

Senator Parker’s Annual Back-To-School Celebration
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018, 12 PM – 5 PM
Location: Paerdegat Park (East 40th St between Farragut Rd & Albany Ave.)
Free back-to-school supplies, food and children’s activities.
For more information, please call 718-629-6401.

Assemblywoman Richardson’s Family Day Event
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2017, 12 PM
Location: 330 Empire Blvd. (between Rogers – Nostrand Avenue)
School supplies, games, food and camaraderie. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones.
For more information, please call 718-771-3105.

Ocean Avenue Tenants Association School Supply Distribution
Date: Sunday, August 26, 2018 10 AM – 7 PM
Location: 1306 Ocean Avenue, Brooklyn (Ocean Avenue & Avenue H)
Free books, school supplies & snacks will be distributed.

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