An April 26 post to this blog had mentioned that New Haven Police Lt. Rebecca Sweeney and other members of the NHPD were launching a campaign to provide books and promote reading across city neighborhoods. This effort is in collaboration with New Haven Reads.
Now Lt. Sweeney is leading the latest installment of an annual event giving away backpacks and school supplies in Newhallville on Tuesday, August 24, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. at 4 Science Park.
To participate in receiving supplies, please register at (203) 946-7827.
To donate a backpack or school supplies, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off items at the police substation at 165 Church Street (City Hall) or the Literacy Resource Center at 4 Science Park.
Financial contributions may be made to the Literacy Center with a notation indicating the backpack event.