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Local Verizon store to give away backpacks with supplies July 22

Students in Brewton are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway. On Sunday, July 22, nearly 1,000 participating TCC and Wireless Zone stores are teaming up to donate 187,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Since 2013, TCC has donated more than 752,000 backpacks filled with supplies to ensure children are well prepared for the start of the school year.

Between 1-4 p.m. on July 22, participating TCC stores 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 TCC store in Brewton is located at 2119 Douglas Ave. Each TCC store is donating up to 220 backpacks, and backpacks are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

“We are thrilled to support the education of our youth in our communities,” said Scott Moorehead, CEO of Round Room, parent company of TCC. “By providing families across the country with essential school supplies, we’re easing the back-to-school shopping burden and helping set children up for success.”

TCC makes ongoing investments in the local communities where it operates through its Culture of Good movement. Earlier this year, the company donated supply packs to more than 5,000 teachers across the country and 3,000 care kits to senior living communities.