Backpack giveaway for students is set July 23
— On Sunday, July 23, about 1,000 TCC and Wireless Zone stores will team up to donate 172,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.
From 1 to 4 p.m. July 23, Chestertown’s TCC store, the Verizon store at 865 Washington Ave., will give away backpacks filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more.
Each TCC store is donating 220 backpacks, which will be available on a firstcome, first-served basis. One backpack will be given to each attending child.
Scott Moorehead, CEO of Round Room, parent company of TCC and Wireless Zone, said, “This is our fifth TCC School Rocks Backpack Giveaway, and we are ecstatic to bring Wireless Zone on board to assist in supporting the education of young children in our communities.We are proud to help our local families prepare for the upcoming school year by taking some of the financial burden off their shoulders.”
In 2016, the National Retail Federation predicted the average person with children in grades kindergarten through 12 would spend $107.76 on school supplies, according to a news release. With nearly 20 percent of children in America living in poverty, TCC is working to alleviate the rising costs of school supplies through this annual program.
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