School supply giveaway at East Side

School supply giveaway at East Side Good for the Neighborhood event

BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 25, 2011) – Free school supplies will be available at the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood program from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011, at Westminster Community Charter School, 24 Westminster Ave.

The free school supplies are available at the event, which is free and open to the public, on a first-come, first-served basis, and the child must be present. Participants may also have a free vision screening, which is made possible through a partnership with Davis Vision and their Focus on America program. If follow up vision care is needed, participants will receive a voucher for a free eye exam and pair of glasses at a local Empire Vision office. The event also includes free health screenings, free farmers’ market and Ask the Pharmacist.

Good for the Neighborhood brings health and wellness programs to residents in underserved areas to improve their health. This program is made possible in part by AstraZeneca and The John R. Oishei Foundation. For more information on this event, please call the Foundation at 635-4959. Participants need not be members of Independent Health to take part in Good for the Neighborhood activities.

Established in 1992, the Independent Health Foundation works to improve the health and well being of Western New York residents through health awareness, prevention, wellness education and other programs focused on community health priorities. For more information on the Foundation’s activities, visit