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Thousands of students and families attend 2nd Annual City of Malden Backpack Drive

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  Thousands of students and parents packed Miller Park for the 2nd Annual City of Malden Backpack Drive for a free backpack for the upcoming school year on Friday, August 12. The Malden Board of Health provided free Covid booster shots for all who attended.

  Ward 7 Councillor Chris Simonelli and Ward 8 Councillor Jadeane Sica and Mayor Gary Christenson’s Office hosted the event. The event was gratefully sponsored by ICNA Relief, Tufts Medicine, Malden Cares, Housing Families and Cambridge Health Alliance.

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Ward 7 Councillor Chris Simonelli, Mayor Gary Christenson, Ward 8 Councillor Jadeane Sica, DPW Director Bob Knox, Malden Overcoming Addition President Paul Hammersley, MHS Football Coach Wiston are shown along with the many volunteers and sponsors who made the event a great success.

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Over a thousand families and students attended the successful Backpack Drive last Friday.
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Malden Overcoming Addiction staff: President Paul Hammersley and Board of Directors Member Linda Cochran.

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Mayor Gary Christenson is shown with a local resident.
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Volunteers from WinnCompanies at the table of Muslims for Humanity/Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) Relief, sponsors of the event, are shown handing out backpacks to local schoolchildren.
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Volunteer Kelly Gibbs of Malden is shown handing out backpacks.

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