800 children receive free school supplies

AVONDALE, OH (FOX19) - Project Nehemiah hosted the 7th annual Neighborhood Back2School Carnival on Saturday at the Seasongood Square.

The event, free to the community, provided 800 children from Avondale and surrounding communities with free school supplies.

Children completed a health and safety obstacle course before receiving a bag of supplies.

Several community agencies were at the event, including Cincinnati Fire Department, Injury Free Coalition, Avondale Youth Council and Hamilton County Parks.

Organizers said the event is made possible through a number of sponsors, including businesses and private donors.

Project Nehemiah is an outreach ministry of the Church of the Living God on Forest Avenue.

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