NEWARK, NJ - Central Ward families can come out and receive free school supplies in time for the school year at the 2nd Annual Back to School Store. 

The free back-to-school event is this Saturday, August 17 at Nat Turner Park from noon until 3 p.m. 

Registration is not required and it is open for all students. Adults must be accompanied by a child and provide a valid photo ID with a Central Ward address.

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“One of my goals is to build a collaborative relationship between the community, Central Ward schools, and the families they serve,” said Central Ward Councilwoman LaMonica McIver. “Events such as this help ensure that our kids have the supplies, they need to begin the school year on the right track and resources the City of Newark has to offer.”

In addition to the school supplies, there will be food, drinks, backpacks, and other giveaways. 

The event is first-come, first-serve, while supplies last.

Contact the Office of Councilwoman McIver, (973) 733-5870, for more information.