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For Immediate Release:
August 06, 2013
Media Contact:
Fernanda Sanchez
ferna@miamidade.gov
305-552-1155

Over 1000 students receive free backpacks at Commissioner Zapata's Back-to-School giveaway event


Over 1,000 students will start the school year with a new backpack received at a Back-to-school giveaway event hosted by Commissioner Juan C. Zapata, Senator Anitere Flores, Representative Jeanette Nunez and Councilwoman Carolina Blanco.   Free schools supplies and materials were also distributed to kids.   The event was held on Saturday, August 3rd at Kendale Lakes Branch Library.  

The Back-to-school giveaway was made possible through the sponsorship of The Children’s Trust, West Kendall Baptist Hospital, First Bank, the Miami Heat, the Miami Dolphins, Longhorn Steakhouse, Hope for Miami, Read 2 Succeed, and Maru & Friends. 

For more information, please contact Commissioner Zapata’s office at 305-375-5511.

School girlsDistribution of back packs

Photo Credit:  Miami-Dade County