TCC, a non-profit organization working with Verizon Wireless, will be hosting a backpack giveaway from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the Verizon Wireless store located at 2531 S. Lapeer. Rd.
“It’s our favorite time of year as a TCC family. We love helping students obtain essential supplies before they begin their school year each summer,” said Scott Moorehead, CEO of Round Room, parent company of TCC. “To have been able to donate more than one million backpacks to our nation’s youth in the eight years of this event is incredible, and I couldn’t be more thankful for our store locations, employees and customers for helping us continue to do good in our operating communities.”
The 8th annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway marks over one million total backpacks donated since its launch in 2013. The giveaway ensures that students across the U.S. are prepared for the start of the school year.
Backpacks will be filled with various school supplies such as pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders and glue.
This particular Verizon store will have roughly 200 backpacks and will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis with only one backpack being given per child.
The event will be run as a contactless drive-up just outside of the store.
Leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools. — M.K.