The Woodhaven Business Improvement District held a back to school event on Sept. 8, where it gave out around 400 students backpacks and school supplies.

It thanked Queens Borough President Donovan Richards, above left, joined by BID director Raquel Olivares; Councilman Eric Ulrich; the Queens Chamber of Commerce; MetroPlusHealth; Ridgewood Savings Bank; Con Edison; Queens Community House; and Elite Builders & Management for their support.

Volunteers from Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association, the NYPD’s 102nd Precinct, @artbydebcamp, Queens Public Library, city Department of Sanitation, Community Board 9 also donated their time to make the event possible.

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Just curious....parents can’t afford a backpack and some pencils? Wow! Just wow! What a sad state of affairs. When I was growing up my parents supported my and provided all my needs without taking anything from anyone. Ever! As a matter of fact, while on the subject of “taking” it would have been considered an embarrassment to take any government handouts, but it is quite de rigueur these days

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