The Fifth Annual Back to School Event Was a Great Success
Collective generosity of faculty, staff and students leads to a total of 700 book bags filled with school supplies.
Columbia Community Service
September 05, 2019
Because of the generosity of faculty, staff and students from all our campuses, a total of 700 book bags filled with school supplies were collected for children in our local communities who are returning to school.
On Wednesday, August 21st, the Columbia University Public Safety, the 26th Precinct, and Community Board No. 9 hosted the Fifth Annual Back to School event at Old Broadway (bet 125th & 126th Street). Hundreds of parents and children gathered to participate in rock climbing, dental screenings, health screenings, haircuts for boys, hair braiding for girls, refreshments and other fun activities as they collected their school supplies.
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Slide 1: Area school children who received packbacks
Slide 2: Picture of girls hair being braided
Slide 3: Picture of boy getting his hair cut
Slide 4: Picture of 2 kids with their new backpacks
Slide 5: Picture of people holding up backpacks
Slide 6: Picture of child rock climbing
Slide 7: The backpacks have arrived!
Slide 8: Children entertaining the crowd
Slide 9: Picture of officer and parents
Slide 10: Picture of the hundreds of backpacks donated
Slide 11: Picture of Fire Safety Education Unit
Slide 12: Picture of Public Safety showing how to resuscitate
Slide 13: Picture of kids eating
Slide 14: Picture of Public Safety and Police
Slide 15: Picture of people celebrating
Slide 16: Picture of kids getting their face painted