Lexington students to get free supplies at Back to School Rallies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The YMCA of Central Kentucky is hosting the ninth annual Lexington Neighborhood Back to School Rallies on Saturday, August 1.

The Back to School Rallies program has been facilitated by the Y since 2011. The organization says that during that time, nearly 35,000 children have been served through theEach neighborhood solicits its own grassroots support and plans its own food and events.

The goal of the initiative is to prepare children for school and to unify neighborhoods for even greater self-advocacy and community planning. Neighborhoods build bridges with schools, churches and local businesses by establishing relationships that they can utilize in the future for a variety of purposes.

The schedule of events is as follows:

9-11 AM: Backpack registration and activities at all locations
10 AM: Press conference at Douglass Park
11 AM: Food provided at Douglass Park
11:45 AM: Backpack distribution & activities (locations listed below)
12 – 6 PM: Community pool party at Douglass Park

Rallies will be held at the following locations:

  • Coolavin Park 550 E. Sixth Street
  • Douglass Park 726 Georgetown Street
  • First Baptist Church Bracktown 3016 Bracktown Road
  • Gainesway Center 3460 Milano Road
  • Gardenside Christian Church 940 Holly Springs Drive
  • Gethsemane Lutheran Church 2185 Garden Springs Drive
  • Green Acres Park 1560 LaSalle Road
  • Imani Family Life Center 1555 Georgetown Street
  • Lou Johnson Park 190 Prall Street
  • Marlboro Park 1870 Benton Road
  • Russell Cave Church of Christ 1841 McCullough Drive
  • Shiloh Baptist Church 237 East Fifth Street
  • Speigle Heights Park 424 Speigle Street
  • Total Grace 1313 N. Limestone Street
  • Valley Park 2077 Cambridge Drive
  • Woodhill Park 457 Larkwood Drive

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