MEA Hosts Back to School Supplies Giveaway on Sunday, August 22

Montclair, NJ – The Montclair Education Association (MEA) will hold a Back to School Supplies Giveaway on Sunday, August 22, 2021, from 12 to 3 p.m. at Nishuane School, 32 Cedar Avenue, Montclair, NJ. Although no pre-registration is required, the event is free and open to Montclair Public School students only. The MEA will hold the giveaway rain or shine.

The first 400 students at the event will receive a free bag of school supplies, including pens, highlighters, pencil sharpeners and pouches, index cards, paper, glue sticks, sticky notes, folders, and more. Each student also will receive a mask.

“This annual event is one that the Association looks forward to each year. We appreciate the opportunity to continue to support our Montclair public school students and their families as we head into the new school year,” said Cathy Kondreck, President of the MEA.

A drive-through pick-up line will be set up behind Nishuane School in the back parking lot for those driving to the event. No one may leave their cars, and everyone in the vehicles must be wearing masks. Volunteers will hand the bags of supplies through the cars’ windows.

Walkers will be asked to join a socially distanced line on the side of Nishuane School, also wearing masks. Volunteers will hand the bags of supplies to the walkers.

The Back to School Supplies Give-Away is made possible through a PRIDE in Public Education grant that the MEA received from the New Jersey Education Association. For additional information or questions, please contact MEA Social Chair Karen Tripucka at ktripucka@gmail.com.

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