With school scheduled to start in less than two weeks, North Bergen kids were able to get free book bags and all sorts of supplies thanks to North Bergen C A.R.E.S. during a giveaway event held on Monday at the township’s Recreation Center.
All kinds of items were available to local students, as long as proof of residency and school enrollment was presented. There were backpacks and book bags, notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, scissors, colored markers, crayons, rulers, hand sanitizer and a whole lot more.
All of the items were donated courtesy of the Nicholas J. Sacco Foundation and by local business and township residents.
More than one thousand students of all ages were able to pick out which items they wanted. North Bergen C.A.R.E.S. has been holding this back to school distribution for several years.