Hundreds turn out for second backpack giveaway


By Andrew Wigger - awigger@civitasmedia.com



The City of Newberry Police Department set up a booth to promote National Night Out, which is Tuesday.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Families came out for backpacks to help prepare their children for school.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

TCC representatives were happy to assist the children pick out the perfect backpack.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The lines started to grow as more families heard about the annual event.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry store had 250 backpacks to give out and when they started to go pretty quickly, reinforcements were sent over from Laurens.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Tra’Miyah and D’Miyah Livingston show off their new backpacks.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Youths wanted to make sure they had the right color backpack for the first day of school.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The giveaway was not only for young children, older youths were able to participate as well.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The City of Newberry Fire Department was also at the annual event to talk fire safety.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

During the event TCC representatives played music to entertain the youths, and adults.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

It was nothing but smiles during the annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Some youths are already ready for that first day of school.


Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

NEWBERRY — A Wireless partnered with TCC, the largest Verizon Authorized Retailer in the United States, and its Culture of Good to donate 235,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway, held Saturday.

More than 1,300 participating stores invited local families and their children to visit July 30 to pick up a backpack filled with various school supplies, including pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders and glue.

In Newberry, 250 backpacks were available to be given away and within the first hour around 175 were already claimed. With some assistance from Laurens, more backpacks were brought in to give out to children preparing to return to school.

Since 2013, TCC has donated more than 360,000 backpacks filled with supplies to ensure children are well prepared for the start of the school year.

The City of Newberry Police Department set up a booth to promote National Night Out, which is Tuesday.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0976.jpgThe City of Newberry Police Department set up a booth to promote National Night Out, which is Tuesday. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Families came out for backpacks to help prepare their children for school.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0979.jpgFamilies came out for backpacks to help prepare their children for school. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

TCC representatives were happy to assist the children pick out the perfect backpack.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0981.jpgTCC representatives were happy to assist the children pick out the perfect backpack. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The lines started to grow as more families heard about the annual event.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0991.jpgThe lines started to grow as more families heard about the annual event. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The Newberry store had 250 backpacks to give out and when they started to go pretty quickly, reinforcements were sent over from Laurens.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0992.jpgThe Newberry store had 250 backpacks to give out and when they started to go pretty quickly, reinforcements were sent over from Laurens. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Tra’Miyah and D’Miyah Livingston show off their new backpacks.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0942.jpgTra’Miyah and D’Miyah Livingston show off their new backpacks. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Youths wanted to make sure they had the right color backpack for the first day of school.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0944.jpgYouths wanted to make sure they had the right color backpack for the first day of school. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The giveaway was not only for young children, older youths were able to participate as well.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0950.jpgThe giveaway was not only for young children, older youths were able to participate as well. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

The City of Newberry Fire Department was also at the annual event to talk fire safety.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0954.jpgThe City of Newberry Fire Department was also at the annual event to talk fire safety. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

During the event TCC representatives played music to entertain the youths, and adults.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0963.jpgDuring the event TCC representatives played music to entertain the youths, and adults. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

It was nothing but smiles during the annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0965.jpgIt was nothing but smiles during the annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

Some youths are already ready for that first day of school.
http://newberryobserver.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/web1_DSC_0968.jpgSome youths are already ready for that first day of school. Andrew Wigger | The Newberry Observer

By Andrew Wigger

awigger@civitasmedia.com

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