(Staten Island)- More than 800 Staten Islanders lined up in front of the Cromwell Center, in Tompkinsville, Staten Island, on Wednesday, September 2, 20009, for an annual back to school giveaway organized by Senator Diane Savino. The event, called the “Back to School Blast” , featured free school supplies, free health screenings, healthy snacks, face painting, giveaways, as well as school and college-related information.
Representatives from city and state local agencies, including the NYC Public Library System, NYC Dept. of Education, and the NYC Dept. of Health were on hand to assist parents as they prepare their children for the start of the new academic year.
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