Devoe Park Backpacks Giveaway and More

State Senator Gustavo Rivera Hosts Back to School Event at Devoe Park With Congressman Espaillat.

By Robert Press

State Senator Gustavo Rivera brought with him three hundred backpacks, and notebooks to give out for his back to school event. All were handed out before he left. Congressman Adriano Espaillat was also on hand as well as over a dozen various service providers, or entertainment for the children that were included in a circle of tables.

On hand were the Public Library, Legal help during the pandemic, Live On NY where you were able to sign up to donate your organs, a Dental Wellness table that gave out free checkups, the fire department with CPR training, A Girl Scout Troop, and several others. 

A view of the Devoe Park area, with the Fordham Hill Houses in the background. A line waiting to get a backpack, and also some of the other participants placed in a circle. 


Senator Rivera, with not quite the ambiance of Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez asks these children which color backpack they wanted. 

Dental Wellness is important, and children were getting free dental screenings, with the approval of their parent. The Girl Scouts are in the background.


Congressman Adriano Espaillat was on hand to take photos with the children.


The congressman also posed with the bigger kids as State Senator Rivera waves as he gets his photo with Congressman Espaillat.

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