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New Rochelle School Supply Giveaway Gets Help From Mariano Rivera

Mariano Rivera signing baseballs for New Rochelle elementary school students.
Mariano Rivera signing baseballs for New Rochelle elementary school students. Photo Credit: CSDNR

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- A New Rochelle Back to School Backpack and Supply Drive was led Saturday by Yankees legend Mariano Rivera and his wife, Pastor Clara Rivera, according to lohud.com.

More than 800 bagfuls of supplies were given away in the effort, said the report.

The drive to which families of the city's schools with low incomes were invited, was at Iglesia Refugio de Esperanza, Rivera's church, according to the newspaper.

The church and HOPE Community Services joined up for the effort, lohud.com said.

There were activities for kids at the event, said the report.

Click here to see the lohud.com report.

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