Free Back To School Supplies For Rhode Island Students.

St. James Baptist Church will host Rhode Island's 12th. Annual Back to School Celebration today.

Parents and students in Woonsocket and around the state can get free school supplies and enjoy fun activities and entertainment from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m at several locations throughout Rhode Island today.

For the 12th year in a row, school children in Providence and other parts of the state get to enjoy the annual celebration while stocking up for the upcoming school year. The event, which also features lots of games, food and entertainment, is taking place today at the following locations:

Woonsocket: 340 South Main St. –


325 Hope St. – Hope High School

721 Chalkstone Ave. – Nathanael Greene Middle School

325 Ocean St. – Parent Information and Student Registration Office

50 Valley St. – United Way of RI

109 Bucklin St. – West End Community Center

Central Falls: 150 Fuller Ave. – Veterans Memorial Elementary School

Cumberland: 364 Broad St. – Bernard F. Norton School

Newport: 130 Van Zandt Ave. – Coggeshall Elementary School

Pawtucket: 1 Columbus Ave. – PawSox McCoy Stadium

West Warwick: 505 Wakefield St. – Wakefield Hills Elementary School

The main sponsors for this year’s Back to School Celebration are Sodexo School Services, Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island, and Citizens Bank Foundation. The event has attracted nearly 12,000 students and families and is done in partnership with thirty-five community agencies across the state, including the City of Providence and Providence Schools. School children must be present at the event to receive free supplies.

For more information about the Back to School Celebration, please call 401-374-4059.

Jeannie Kerwin August 20, 2011 at 06:48 PM
Okay, now this, this is AWESOMENESS at it's best! I have three boys and it was fantastic to receive FREE school supplies today! HELLO........FREE ANYTHING IS FABULOUS!!! Thank you Sodexo, N.H.Plan or RI and Citizens, your generousity is greatly appreciated! And the kids had a blast! Thanks again!


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