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Looking for school supplies? Here are some upcoming drives around Western New York

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Posted at 8:38 PM, Aug 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-30 10:54:07-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — If you're looking for school supplies at the last minute, we've got you covered.

There are several school supplies drives across Western New York in the coming days.

Friday, August 27

  • Several companies are holding a back to school supplies drive at MLK Park in Buffalo from 4 to 7 p.m. which will include live entertainment, free giveaways, games, and more.

Saturday, August 28

  • National Grid is supplying 2,000 free backpacks filled with school supplies at the Johnnie B Wiley Pavilion on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the first 500 people will also receive a Tops gift card.

  • Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) is holding a back to school barbecue at 1542 Main Street in Buffalo along with a back to school drive in their parking lot at Oxford Avenue and West Ferry Street, between 12 and 3 p.m.
  • Good Shepherd Community of Faith at 187 Southside Parkway in Buffalo is holding a back to school fair and community wellness day, offering free backpacks and school supplies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday, September 4

  • Local legislators are having a back to school drive where supplies can be dropped off from now until August 31 in order to be picked up on Saturday, September 4 between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Buffalo Central Terminal. Families can register by clicking here.
  • Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls -- partners with The Salvation Army, Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club and the United Way of Greater Niagara for back-to-school event. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fashion Outlets located at 1900 Military Rd., Niagara Falls. Backpack and school supplies giveaway to the first 500 students, while supplies last. Students, from Pre-K–12th grade must be in attendance.

If you know of an upcoming school supply drive you think should be listed, email Paul Ross at paul.ross@wkbw.com.