Assemblymember Victor M. Pichardo joined State Senator Gustavo Rivera, and representatives of Bronx Council Member Ritchie Torres to host a family fun event and provide free backpacks to school-age children. The backpacks, provided by community sponsors, will be given out while supplies last. Representatives from the following organizations will also be present at the event: Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Mercy College, Morris Heights Health Center, Union Community Health Center and VIP Community Services.
Assemblyman Pichardo stands with Brendan who has a new back pack and school supplies inside. State Senator Rivera was giving out the tickets to receive the free back packs, and Councilman Torres was out of town. Information, other free gifts, blood pressure testing, and a dentist to look at the children's teeth.