News Release

August 5, 2015      

For Further Information Contact:
Colleen Pillus
(845) 486-2000
E-mail: cpillus@dutchessny.gov


Dutchess County Government Employees Support “Backpacks, Supplies and More!” School Supply Giveaway Event

Poughkeepsie, NY… Hundreds of school supply items were donated by Dutchess County Government employees in support of the “Backpacks, Supplies and More!” initiative, formerly known as “Christmas in August,” to help students pre-school through 12th grade head back to school with the supplies they need for a successful school year.

“Dutchess County Government is proud to support the Backpacks, Supplies and More! event which provides students with the necessary supplies to have a successful school year. I am grateful to our employees who continue to unselfishly give of their time and resources to help other members of our community,” said Dutchess County Executive Marc Molinaro.

“Our Dutchess County employees have once again shown their overwhelming generosity for residents in need. I am proud to support the Backpacks, Supplies and More! giveaway event which will allow students of all ages the ability to get their school year off to a great start,” said Dutchess County Legislature Chairman Rob Rolison.

The Backpacks, Supplies and More! giveaway event takes place Saturday, August 15th from 10 a.m. to noon at the Christ Episcopal Church, located at 20 Carroll Street in Poughkeepsie, across from Clinton School.  Parents are invited to accompany their children and pick up school supplies for the upcoming year, while supplies last. For more information, call 845-452-0684 or email backpackssuppliesandmore@gmail.com.

There is still time to donate school supplies! Donations will be accepted until Thursday, August 13th. Items needed include:  Filler paper, 1" binders, black and white composition notebooks, 1 subject spiral notebooks, 2 pocket folders, glue sticks, pencils and 24 count pack crayons. Those wishing to donate school supplies should contact Parish Administrator Gregory Citarella at 845-452-8220 to schedule a drop off time at the church.

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