Mohawk Valley Community College and the Compassion Coalition are holding a Backpack Giveaway event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, in the Information Technology Building on MVCC’s Utica Campus. Five-hundred backpacks were filled with school supplies for students in grades 7-12, including items such as notebooks, a ruler, glue sticks, colored pencils, pens, markers, and crayons. All backpacks have been reserved and will be picked up by parents and students at the event.
The event also will feature a guest speaker, Dr. Mark Montgomery, MVCC associate dean of Social Sciences and Public Services, who will provide information to students and parents on how to prepare for school in the fall.
For more information, contact the MVCC Office for Student Engagement and Outreach at 315-792-5386.