McCovic Foundation's First Annual Bookbag & Supplies Giveaway!

The McCovic Foundation, a Piscataway-based NJ non-profit, is hold its first annual Back-to-School Bookbag and Supply Giveaway on August 15th, from 12PM - 3PM. Supplies are limited, and you must pre-register in order to attend. 

Michelle Haynes, founding member of The McCovic Foundation, says she's "excited to be able to give back to the community in this way. It just a small way to help parents and their children prepare for the upcoming school year".

The bookbag and supply giveaway is made possible by sponsors Eileen Marcial of Legal Shield's Ladies of Justice (, Ballah Kamara of Aftek Networks, and The McCovic Foundation's Cheerful Givers Group.

To register for the event, visit or call 732-377-3771. You must register in order to attend, and agree to follow all social distancing rules and wear a mask during pick up.

Bookbags are intended for school-aged children. Child must be present.

Contact Information
  1. Michelle Haynes
  2. 732-377-3771
Sat, August 15
12:00 pm — 3:00 pm
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The McCovic Foundation, a Piscataway-based NJ non-profit, is hold its first annual Back-to-School Bookbag and Supply Giveaway on August 15th, from 12PM - 3PM. Supplies are limited, and you must pre-register in order to attend.

Michelle Haynes, founding member of The McCovic Foundation, says she's "excited to be able to give back to the community in this way. It just a small way to ...

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