School Supply Giveaway

School supply giveaway set for Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood events

BUFFALO, N.Y. July 22, 2014) – Free school supplies will be available at the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood programs in August. Three events will be held:

  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at Westminster Community Charter School, 24 Westminster Ave., Buffalo.
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at West Side Community Services, 161 Vermont St., Buffalo.
  • 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at the Doris W. Jones Family Resource Building, 3001 Ninth St., Niagara Falls. Please note, this is a new time for the Niagara Falls program.

The supply giveaway is part of a back-to-school theme at the Good for the Neighborhood events, which also include activities for children, a free farmers’ market with fresh fruits and vegetables, a healthy cooking demonstration and food samples. In addition, the events feature free health screenings for blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol and body mass index, as well free vision screenings provided by Davis Vision.

The giveaway is available while supplies last at each of this month’s events, which ire open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Attendees need not be members of Independent Health, but a child must be present to receive the free supplies.

Good for the Neighborhood® brings health and wellness programs to residents in underserved areas to improve their health. The program is made possible in part by AstraZeneca and The John R. Oishei Foundation. For more information on this event, please contact the Independent Health Foundation at 635-4959.

Established in 1992, the Independent Health Foundation works to improve the health and well-being of Western New York residents through awareness, prevention, wellness and education programs focused on community health priorities. For more information on the Foundation’s activities, visit or call 635-4959.