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Councilman Jumaane Williams Collecting School Supplies To Help Families In Need

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Jumaane Williams back to school driveCouncilman Jumaane Williams has kicked off his annual back to school supply drive, which assists financially-strapped families in the community to ensure that all our neighborhood kids are going to school with the materials they need.

The drive will run through Sunday, September 7, and you can drop off school supplies at the legislator’s office at 4517 Avenue D in East Flatbush. Williams’ office is collecting notebooks, pencils, markers, printing paper, glue, hand sanitizer, crayons, and other related supplies. All donated items will be given out to local schools and charitable organizations.

“Education is the cornerstone of our community’s future and the key to unlocking our youth’s full potential,” Williams said in a press release. “As our nation begins to recover from economic struggles, we find that too many families amongst us are still trapped under unemployment and financial hardship. I understand these challenges, and I believe it is our responsibility to ensure that they do not hinder the efforts of our younger generation in pursuing quality schooling. This supply drive is a great way for all of us to make a difference in the life of young students in need.”

For more information, contact Farah Louis, Director of Community Outreach for Council Member Williams by calling (718) 629-2900 or emailing flouis@council.nyc.gov.

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