Bag grab! Local tots get brand new backpacks at giveaway

Dream team: Emily Rouse, left, and Ezekiel Dengalo sport new “Frozen” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” backpacks they picked up at the Ingersoll Houses’ giveaway on Aug. 31.
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It was a back-to-school special!

Kids from Walt Whitman and Ingersoll Houses picked up new backpacks at an Aug. 31 giveaway that got squirts excited for the first day of classes on Thursday, according to a parent.

“He loves it,” said Latiema Edwards, whose son 2-year-old son Kasim starts preschool this year. “He was excited because he’s starting school and he got to pick out a new backpack.”

The New York City Housing Authority teamed up with developers Slate Property Group and Meadow Partners to provide youngsters from the Fort Greene and Downtown public housing complexes with 300 backpacks, which were decked out in kid-approved designs including “Frozen,” “Spiderman,” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

Kasim chose a “Paw Patrol” knapsack donning animated characters from the children’s television series he can’t get enough of, his mom said.

“He was so excited. That’s his favorite cartoon, he watches it every single day,” she said.

Tots also stocked up on school supplies, including notebooks and pencils, to stuff in their new bags at the event.

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 5:55 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Calisha Warren says:
A two year old should not be watching tv every day!
Sept. 5, 2017, 9:43 am
Joe from Greenpoint says:
And no one was shot! Good Stuff!
Sept. 5, 2017, 11:24 am
GFYS from The bottom of my heart says:
my mum makes me lick her stinky cunny.
Sept. 6, 2017, 8:54 am

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