The Town of Hempstead Is Giving Out Free Backpacks in Back-to-School Celebration
This is Hempstead's 14th annual back to school celebration.
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"I thought we needed to do something more proactive to save these families, to prevent them from going into the criminal justice system, rather than to try to intervene after they were already entangled in the system," Benjamin says. "We wanted to create an atmosphere where going to school would be inspiring, so we created a [celebration]."
ABBA also hosts Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Mother's Day events in the village. The organization produces color brochures for each celebration which highlight local leaders and historical figures.
"It’s a great way to start the school year, for our young people to be prepared," Mayor Ryan says.
For more information on the back-to-school celebration, contact Nicole Staton at 516-493-9840. Also, be sure to visit www.villageofhempstead.com for other back to school events and giveaways.
Back to School Celebration I
Wednesday, August 28, 6pm
335 Greenwich St., Hempstead
Back to School Celebration
Saturday, Aug. 31, 12-3pm
Bethlehem of Judea Church
83 Greenwich St., Hempstead
Village of Hempstead
99 James A. Garner Way