Boys and Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic help local kids get ready to go back to school

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Boys and girls club hosts giveaway for families in NJ
A NJ boys and girls club hosts a giveaway for Paterson and Passaic families.

PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- It's back to school time and the Boys and Girls Club of Paterson and Passaic is helping parents prepare their kids for success.

The organization held a back-to-school bash on Wednesday where they gave away supplies, backpacks, clothes, and more.

Families were also treated to a day of food, music, and fun activities.

Organizers say it's all about making sure everyone is prepared.

"We want them to be ready to learn come the first day of school. And you can't do that if you don't have your backpack, your school supplies, sneakers, uniforms. We're doing haircuts and hair braiding so there are a lot of great things. Making sure that they're not only ready, but they're happy to go back to school," said Wendy McGuire, Boys and Girls Club.

Kids were also able to get their hair done and haircut so they could look their best for the big day.

The giveaway at the Paterson club ran through Wednesday afternoon with another one in Passaic Thursday.

It's being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Passaic, 14 Hudson Street, Passaic, NJ 07055

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