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Mayor's Backpack Giveaway

Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway program now in its 10th year

MAYORS BACKPACK 2017 FLYER small.jpgDaytona Beach parents will get a break this year when it comes to shopping for back-to-school supplies for their children. The Mayor’s Backpack Giveaway Program, now in its 10th year, will provide students with new backpacks and school supplies at four locations throughout the city.

This annual event is sponsored by the City of Daytona Beach, FPL, Target, All Aboard Storage, Walmart, Bubba Gump Shrimp co., Geico and Southern Stone Event Group. There will be 3,000 backpacks distributed this year. There is no cost to recipients.

“I want our youth to have adequate school supplies. Having the right supplies could make the difference between a successful school year and a failure. I am honored to be able to continue this worthwhile tradition,” said Daytona Beach Mayor Derrick Henry, a longtime educator. 

While supplies last, the backpacks will be distributed at the following dates, times and locations in Daytona Beach:

Saturday, July 22
Yvonne Scarlett-Golden
Community Center
1000 Vine Street
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Saturday, July 29
Schnebly Rec Center
 1101 N. Atlantic Ave.
 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Saturday, August 5
Daisy Stocking Park
555 MMB Blvd.
  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Saturday, August 12
 Sunnyland Rec Center
   825 Washington Ave. 
   9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Water and other beverages will also be served at the above locations. Children must be Daytona Beach residents to receive a backpack and parents' identification indicating residency may be requested. For more information, please call (386) 671-8250.