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Schenectady kids get free school supplies (with photo gallery)

Family Fun Day called big success

Edward Roman, 4-years-old, of Schenectady, putting on his free backpack while his 1-year-old sister Elysia Roman watches at the Hamilton Hill Family Resource Center in Schenectady for family fun day on Saturday, August 20, 2011.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Edward Roman, 4-years-old, of Schenectady, putting on his free backpack while his 1-year-old sister Elysia Roman watches at the Hamilton Hill Family Resource Center in Schenectady for family fun day on Saturday, August 20, 2011.
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One hundred and seventy-five area children left the Carver Community Center on Saturday better prepared for a new school year, new assignments and new projects. Because of a two-year county and state-funded grant, donations by local retailers and the helping hands of two area organizations, Schenectady children of all ages received a free backpack full of school supplies and as much cotton candy, hamburgers, hot dogs and snow cones as they could eat Saturday afternoon. ...

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cfield
August 22, 2011
6:44 a.m.

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how about helping the parents get jobs and off social services, these people are not going to help themselves if they keep getting hand-outs. all this progam is doing is teaching the kids that no matter what you do, you will always be taken care of. STOP JUST FEEDING THEM FISH AND START TEACHING THEM HOW TO FISH

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