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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pennsylvania State Rep. Ed Gainey hosted a back-to-school giveaway for students on Saturday.

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The event was for children in grades K through 5 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Destiny International Ministry on Lemington Avenue.

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“The back-to-school giveaway is an event I look forward to every year,” Gainey said. “A new school year provides students an opportunity to take on new challenges, and I enjoy playing a role in helping them grow. Our students truly are our future, and we must do everything we can to help them reach their greatest potential.”

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Each student in attendance got a backpack and supplies for the school year as well as information on state programs for kids, safety information, music and food.