Richards, Hyndman Host Back To School Event

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BY JAMES FARRELL

Councilman Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton) and Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman (D-Springfield Gardens) took to Brookville Park on Aug. 19 to hand out free school supplies to the local community during a back-to-school event.

Some of the backpacks that were handed out.

Some of the backpacks that were handed out.

The event also featured activities, a bouncy house, food and arts and crafts and was co-hosted with the city’s Parks Department, Green Acres and Madison Square Garden.

“As an elected official, one of the most significant impacts I can have on our communities is to help prepare our youth for a successful and bright future,” Richards said. “It is necessary to provide students with the essential tools before they even step foot in the classroom to ensure that they can hit the ground running during their first lesson. It was a pleasure to see the community come out to have fun and help our youth be successful in school.”

The elected officials gave away more than 300 book bags, according to Richards’ office. All of them were filled with school supplies and given to local families.

Reach James Farrell at (718) 357-7400 x 127, jfarrell@queenstribune.com or @farrellj329.

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