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• Back to School Summer Jam, with free school supplies, live bands and a disc jockey, Aug. 24, 3 to 6 p.m. Granville Gude Park, 8300 Mulberry St. Sponsored by city of Laurel, Laurel Board of Trade, 98.6 Sounds and Winning in Sports and Education. Nylon school bags with school supplies will be given to students who are city residents on a first-come, first served basis; students must present school ID or report card. Contact City Council President Fred Smalls, 301-830-0225, firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Back 2 School backpack and school supplies giveaway, Aug. 25, 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. services, Lighthouse Church, 1102 Montgomery St. Contact the Rev. Chris McMillan, 301-490-0100, email@example.com.
• Laurel Advocacy and Referral Services, 311 Laurel Ave. Must live within ZIP codes 20707, 20708, 20723 and 20724. Families are welcome to come in for help as long as supplies last. New clients must bring a valid picture ID for all adult household members, Social Security cards for all household members (or birth certificates/school records for children) and proof of any income. Business hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday evenings 5 to 7:30 p.m. Contact for donations/volunteering is Charles Smalls, 301-776-0442, Ext. 28.
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