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Thousands of Malden and Everett Students Received Backpacks from State Grants

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  Approximately 3,000 Malden and Everett students are well prepared to head back-to-school, thanks to state grant funding. The Eliot Family Resource Center handed out backpacks and toiletries in preparation for the upcoming school year on Tuesday. One thousand families waited in line along Broadway for the school supplies. Twenty community partners were present.
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Tufts Health Plan Senior Community Relations Representative Andrea Munoz handed out a string bag to Sofia Lainez.
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Parent Giselle Guzman, who hails from Everett, received sticky notes from Mystic Valley YMCA youth staffer Ashley Cohen and Mystic Valley YMCA COVID-19 Vaccination Coordinator Joshua Chu.
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Madeline English School first-grader Samuel Cruz, 7, and Madeline English School seventh-grader Sofia Chamorro, 12 (both far right) received backpacks from State Rep. Joseph McGonagle during Tuesday’s backpack giveaway at the Eliot Family Resource Center.
Shown from left to right: Everett High School alumnae Samaga Pokharel and Laura Castillo, State Rep. Joseph McGonagle, Eliot Family Resource Center Program Director Liliana Patino, Eliot Family Resource Center staffer Mirna Donis and local Attorney Eliza Presson handed out shampoo and toiletries.
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Henry Claude and Jesula Vincent with Ward 5 School Committee Member Marcony Almeida Barros
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Lafayette School kindergartener Emma Feng, 5, received a school calendar from Portuguese Family Liaison Valeria Duarte.
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Lafayette School seventh-grader Aiden Bates enjoyed Richie’s Slush.
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East Boston Neighborhood Health Center community health worker Laura Londono Montoya and EBNHC Community Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator Nery Castro gave out a pencil case, hand sanitizers and pencils to Albert Parlin School student Raquel Sejuara and her father, Esteban Lopez.
The line stretched around the corner onto Broadway.
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Heading back-to-school are Lafayette School third-grader Alisson Viera, 8, who is pictured with her mother, Maritza Viera, Ferryway School sixth-grader Stanley Houezo, 11, and Ferryway School second-grader Dylan Houezo, 7.

(Advocate photos by Tara Vocino)

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