Winder Verizon retailer giving away school backpacks

Students in Winder will soon benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.

 

The campaign will provide 235,000 backpacks full of school supplies to kids.

TCC, the largest Verizon authorized retailer in the United States, partnered with A Wireless in TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.

Since 2013, TCC has donated more than 360,000 backpacks filled with supplies to ensure children are 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, the 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 the store in Winder on July 23 between noon and 3 p.m. to pick up a backpack containing 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.

The store is at 55 E. Mays St. next to a Pizza Hut restaurant.

Each participating TCC store will donate 250 backpacks and any leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools.

“When given the opportunity, doing good is important, and taking such opportunities to help, lift up and encourage others is a privilege,” said Bryan Bevin, president and CEO. “At A Wireless, we don’t just want to be doers of good, we want to inspire a culture of good.”

 

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