PLAINFIELD, NJ - A back-to-school book bag drive is currently underway by the City of Plainfield.

School supply and book bag donations are being accepted through July 25, and will be distributed at this year's National Night Out celebration at City Hall Plaza on Tuesday, August 1 at 6:30 pm. 

Each year, Plainfield celebrates National Night Out, a national event that fosters relationships between neighbors and law enforcement to build safer communities.

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The National Night Out event will feature a kids' zone, live music, safety demos, and more.  Book bags and school supplies will be given away while supplies last.

Find out how you can donate by contacting Plainfield Action Services at City Hall, 510 Watchung Avenue, or call 908-753-3519.

To enhance this drive, LiVay Sweet Shop will be holding a Smile Drive, collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste on Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16 at both store locations.  Drop items off in Plainfield at 104B Watchung Avenue, or in Watchung at 1590 Rte. 22 East from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. is Plainfield's free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook, Twitter @PlainfieldTAP, and on Instagram @tapintoplainfield

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