ACCESS hoping to give away thousands of backpacks, school supplies today.
By Simon Albaugh – Yemeni American News
Dearborn, Mich. – It’s back-to-school season, and that means parents are rushing to get everything their students need for the school year. Books, pencils, backpacks – it all needs to be together by Monday.
Over the past five years, ACCESS has been able to provide backpacks and school supplies to thousands of young students. ACCESS – the Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services – will be hosting another backpack giveaway today at 1:00pm. Hoping to give backpacks and school supplies to thousands of students over the course of the afternoon, ACCESS staff and volunteers will be distributing backpacks at 6450 Maple Street in Dearborn.
“The nation’s leading Arab American community nonprofit is hosting its sixth annual Back to School Fair,” reads a press release from ACCESS. “With the start of the school year just around the corner, ACCESS staff and volunteers will be distributing thousands of backpacks and school supplies to young students in the community. The event will also include food vendors, free haircuts for boys and girls, free giveaways, vision screenings, raffles and activities/games.”
The event itself will last until 4:00pm, with volunteers ready to provide all the necessary back-to-school supplies throughout the duration of the event.
ACCESS is the largest Arab American community nonprofit, having been in operation for the past 50 years. “Guided by a vision of a just and equitable society, with the full participation of Arab Americans, we empower communities in Southeast Michigan to improve their economic, social and cultural wellbeing through an extensive network of health, education, employment and social services programming,” reads the press release.
What: ACCESS will be distributing backpacks and school supplies to young students in the community. The event will also include food vendors, free haircuts for boys and girls, free giveaways, vision screenings, raffles and activities/games.
Who: ACCESS staff and volunteers will be distributing the backpacks to local students.
When: Friday, August 26, 2022, 1:00pm – 4:00pm.
Where: 6450 Maple Street, Dearborn MI. 48126.