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Local Verizon Wireless Outlets host backpack giveaway

Local Verizon Wireless Outlets host backpack giveaway
Posted at 6:22 PM, Aug 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-01 23:18:18-04

EAST AURORA, N.Y. (WKBW) — Hundreds of backpacks were donated this Sunday at three Verizon Wireless outlets in Western New York.

The annual event was not postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic last year, but employees at the giveaway say the pandemic causes a bigger need for school supplies.

Since the program was started in 2013, more than 1.2 million backpacks have been donated to at-risk children and their families.

The goal of the program is simple - that no matter the status of education this coming year, in person or virtual, students always will need supplies.