Residents in Dallas are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign. The Cellular Connection, Verizon Premium Wireless retailer, in a joint effort with its customers, has announced that it will donate 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Last year, the company donated 60,000 backpacks.
Between noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2, more than 350 participating TCC stores across the U.S. are inviting local families to bring their children to the store to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more.
The local participating store is located at 2450 Memorial Highway, Suite 8. Each participating store will donate between 75 and 300 backpacks. One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. All leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools.
Dallas residents have also joined the cause. Since the beginning of March, TCC customers have been given the option to round their purchases up to the nearest dollar with the difference going directly toward the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.
In 2013, the National Retail Federation predicted the average person with children in grades K-12 would spend $86 on school supplies such as notebooks, pencils and backpacks. On top of that, nearly 16 million children in the U.S. live in poverty. TCC is doing its part to ensure that as many children as possible are set up for educational success.