More pencils, more books.
With summer nearing its end and the school year right around the corner for Brooklyn youngsters, the Kings Plaza Shopping Center, 5100 Kings Plaza, gave back to the local community by gearing students to return to the classroom in style.
On Wednesday, August 19, the shopping center provided over 1,500 backpacks, which contained various school supplies for children and their families in need.
The backpacks were distributed to children living within the districts of local elected officials like Borough President Eric Adams, State Senator Kevin Parker, Councilmembers Alan Maisel, Vincent Gentile and Mark Treyger.
Adams was in attendance to distribute the bags with the Kings Plaza logo to the several children during the highly attended event.
“I thank Kings Plaza Shopping Center for their ongoing commitment to the young people of Brooklyn, exhibited by the hundreds of students in our borough that will carry a new backpack on their first day of school to which they otherwise may have not had access,” the BP told this paper. “Corporate citizenship is an important quality that brings One Brooklyn closer together, ensuring the popularity of our brand translates into prosperity for all Brooklynites.”
“Starting the school year off right helps minimize academic stress, lessen anxieties and empowers youth with a strong sense of self-worth,” representatives for Kings Plaza added in a press release. “Knowing this, Kings Plaza is doing its part by helping economically disadvantaged school aged children get prepared for the upcoming school year by providing essential back to school supplies.”