Giveaway helps students with incarcerated parents get set for school

Hundreds of kids in the South Bronx have a parent who is incarcerated, and a group called Children's Haven is making sure that the students and their families have everything they need to head back to school in a few weeks.

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2019, 9:57 PM

Updated 1,808 days ago

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Hundreds of kids in the South Bronx have a parent who is incarcerated, and a group called Children's Haven is making sure that the students and their families have everything they need to head back to school in a few weeks.
"They struggle with poverty, and the shame, guilt and stigma of having a parent in prison," explains Children's Haven CEO Patricia Sealy Paster. "So it's like an onion, there are many layers that these kids deal with on a daily basis."
The group held a back-to-school giveaway event on Saturday.
Each child who attended received a backpack that was filled with supplies, including notebooks, crayons, pencils and rulers.


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