Friday, September 24, 2021

Big Backpack Event to provide school supplies Sunday for Lee County kids


The Multicultural Centre is hosting its annual Big Backpack Event Sunday in Fort Myers.

Two-thousand backpacks for kids ages 5 to 12 will be available, each stuffed with school supplies.

The drive-thru event starts at 11 a.m. at the Skatium near downtown. People can line up as early as 8 a.m.

Families will also receive a bag of food, and live music and street performers will be on hand for entertainment.

This is the 22nd year for the event, and organizers say the kids’ reactions never get old.

“The reason we keep coming back in our 22nd year of doing this event now is really those kids and those families. Every year the kids and families, the smiles on their faces, the gratitude, the appreciation they have I mean, every year, it’s a tough year,” said Connie Ramos Williams, event public relations and marketing chair.

You don’t have to sign up for the event, just show up and get in line. It runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Skatium is located at 2250 Broadway.

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