Hundreds gather at Fulton Park for annual back to school rally

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WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — More than 2,000 people gathered at Waterbury’s Fulton Park on Wednesday for a 22nd annual back to school rally.

The rally featured more than 50 community organizations that came together to give away donated school supplies for students in need — so they can succeed.

Parents who are having a tough time financially said they were thankful for the community’s generosity.

One attendee told News 8’s LaSalle Blanks that the event helped her “100,000%.” She also said it was a good time for kids.

“It’s very good,” she said. “Waterbury needs that since everything bad is happening … now there’s help. Waterbury really needs that. It’s really good for everybody.”

Students go back to school next week.

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