Backpacks, underwear, schools supplies to be given away next month


The City of Daytona Beach and Pepsi are hosting this year’s annual Mayor’s Backpack Give Away beginning Aug. 3 from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Yvonne Scarlett-Golden Cultural and Educational Center, 1000 Vine St.

Backpacks and other supplies also will be given away Aug. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Lenox Park, 825 S. Grandview Ave.; and Aug. 10 from 9  to 11 a.m. at the John H. Dickerson Community Center, 308 S. Martin Luther King Blvd.

Daytona Beach residents only will receive backpacks and related school supplies for ages 5 – 18. Each child must be accompanied by an adult with proof of Daytona Beach Residency.

“This is a free community event and all vendors are much needed and welcomed,” Daytona Beach Leisure Services Sharonda Cowell said.

The city will be giving away 3,500 backpacks. They will include school supplies, socks and under garments for students age 5-18 years old.

Drinks, snacks and other goodies will be passed out as well from volunteering vendors. If you would like to be a vendor for these events and supply school supplies for ages 5-18, contact Cowell at386-671-5823 or via



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