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Niagara County Pride collecting backpacks, school supplies for students

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Posted at 10:39 AM, Aug 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-23 10:39:59-04

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WKBW) — Niagara County Pride, which is part of The Pride Center of WNY, is holding a drive to collect backpacks and other school supplies for local students in need.

Donation drop off locations and times are below, according to the group:

  • Sunday, August 23, 2020 from 10am to 12pm at Hyde Park in Niagara Falls, NY near the Veterans Memorial. Please look for the rainbow Pride flag and our banner at the donation drop off table.
  • Sunday, August 30, 2020 from 10am to 12pm on Canal Street in Lockport, NY next to Lake Effect Ice Cream. Please look for the rainbow Pride flag and our banner at the donation drop off table.

"2020 has been a very challenging year for many families and children. There are a lot of families in WNY who are financially struggling as a result of the COVID pandemic or other factors. We recognize that the school year is going to look a lot different, with more virtual instruction, social distancing, and other safety precautions in place. We hope that by being able to provide school supplies to kids this year, we are able to take some burden off those families who might not be able to afford to buy all the supplies their children need,” says Ronald Piaseczny, Niagara County Pride’s Group Leader.

The group’s goal is to collect at least 50 backpacks full of supplies.

For more information on the school supply drive and Niagara County Pride, click here.