Backpack giveaway helping kids in need

August 22, 2018 10:33 PM

TROY - Hundreds of local elementary school students will have new backpacks and school supplies thanks to Whitney Young Health and Fidelis Care.

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The first of two events to help children in need was held in Troy on Wednesday.

The plan is to give away a total of 800 backpacks, as well as hundreds of pens, pencils, markers, notebooks and more.

The second giveaway will be this Friday, August 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Whitney Young Health Center on Lark Drive in Albany.


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