NEWSTALK 1010 Gives Away 1,010 Back-to-School Backpacks to Children in Need, this Wednesday, August 31

— August 29, 2016

– Station’s second annual backpack and school supplies giveaway helps less fortunate children with back-to-school needs –
– NEWSTALK 1010 partners with Staples, The Children’s Breakfast Clubs, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada with two giveaway locations in Toronto’s east and west ends –

TORONTO (August 29, 2016) – Succeeding in the “three Rs” of education – reading, writing, and arithmetic – can be challenging without the proper supplies. For the second year in a row, NEWSTALK 1010 helps even the playing field and makes back-to-school brighter for kids in need by giving away 1,010 free backpacks filled with essential school supplies. On Wednesday, Aug. 31 beginning at 11 a.m., NEWSTALK 1010 is offering an opportunity to collect one free backpack per child (while quantities last) and additional supplies from one of two giveaway locations, as follows: What:             NEWSTALK 1010’s back-to-school backpack giveaway Where:           Location 1: West Scarborough Neighbourhood Community Centre 313 Pharmacy Ave. Location 2: Toronto Community Housing Corporation 30 Falstaff Ave. When:            Wednesday, Aug. 31 starting at 11 a.m. What:             One free back-to-school backpack per child, plus school supplies, while quantities last.

1010 Backpack

NEWSTALK 1010’s special back-to-school backpack giveaway is made possible with the generous support of partners at Staples, and in association with The Children’s Breakfast Clubs and Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada.

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