Back­pack give­away for stu­dents is set July 23

Sunday Star - - LOCAL -

— 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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