By securing a $60,000 state grant, Senator Jeff Klein helped fund a summer backpack giveaway for children at Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club and HELP Bronx homeless shelter. Both the senator and the Youth Service Opportunities Project donated summer backpacks filled with brand new summertime playthings offering endless hours of entertainment to nearly 300 Bronx children on Thursday, July 9. Students at Prospect Hill Elementary School prepared these fun-filled summer backpacks which included fun summer toys such as books, jump ropes, sidewalk chalk, bubbles and more.
Klein donates summer backpacks to local children
Photo by Walter Pofeldt