Advocating For Change Inc., The CEJJES Institute Inc. and their supporters will be holding their annual Book Bag Giveaway event at noon Saturday (Aug. 30) at Memorial Park in Spring Valley.
This year’s event will be coincided with the Spring Valley Fire Department’s carnival.
The charitable event has been spearheaded by Advocating For Change, a Spring Valley nonprofit, for more than a decade.
Organizers said thanks to the donations from the community, they managed to fill up about 900 book bags with school supplies.
Those bags will be distributed to East Ramapo school children who are in need of new book bags and supplies.
Though his name is not seen in the T-shirt, Spring Valley Mayor Demeza Delhomme donated $200 out of his own pocket, said Cassandra Edwards, executive director of Advocate For Change.
(Photo: Courtesy of Cassandra Edwards)