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Backpack giveaway

Jul 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page, News

 

Elizabethtown, Pa. (July 5, 2016) – Deserving young students in Elizabethtown will soon benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign. TCC, the largest Verizon Authorized Retailer in the U.S., announces today that A Wireless is partnering with the company and its Culture of Good to donate 235,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Since 2013, TCC has donated more than 360,000 backpacks filled with supplies to ensure children are well prepared for the start of the school year.

“Every year, TCC employees and communities around the country look forward to the backpack giveaway,” said Scott Moorehead, CEO of TCC. “It brings our employees immense joy to give back to the young children in their communities, and we are proud to put so many smiles on the faces of the deserving families who have made this annual event such a success.”

More than 1,300 participating TCC and A Wireless stores across the U.S. are inviting local families and their children to visit these select locations on Saturday, July 30 between noon and 3 p.m. to pick up a backpack filled with various school supplies, including pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders and glue. One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

Participating TCC store in Elizabethtown is located at 1575 South Market Street. Each participating TCC store will donate 250 backpacks and each A Wireless store will donate 125 backpacks. All leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools.

In 2015, the National Retail Federation predicted the average person with children in grades K-12 would spend $97.74 on school supplies such as notebooks, pencils and backpacks. With more than 16 million children in the U.S. living in poverty, TCC is working to alleviate the rising costs of school supplies through this annual program.

 

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