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TCC Wireless to give out free backpacks

The TCC (Verizon) Valley store located at 3001 20th Ave W, Suite A is inviting families to visit their location on Sunday between 1 and 4 p.m. to pick up a backpack filled with various school supplies, including pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders and glue.

One backpack per child will be given away to families, but to limit the number of people at the event, children are not required to be present to receive the backpack. Backpacks will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. 

Round Room, LLC., the nation’s largest Verizon Authorized Wireless Retailer, announced via a press release earlier this week that its TCC and Wireless Zone stores across the country are donating a total of 140,000 backpacks full of school supplies during its eighth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. With this year’s total added in, the giveaway will reach over one million total backpacks donated since the campaign launched in 2013.

Each participating store location will follow the CDC’s social distancing and state guidelines to ensure the safety of employees and event attendees. In an effort to promote safety, stores will host either distanced walk up or contactless drive-up events for customers to pick up backpacks.

In addition to the backpack donations, TCC will be awarding five $10,000 college scholarships as a part of its Big Impact program. Children in grades K-12 are eligible for entry and can be registered at their local TCC stores during the Backpack Giveaway event. Entries will be accepted from July 24-31.

“It’s our favorite time of year as a TCC family. We love helping students obtain essential supplies before they begin their school year each summer,” Scott Moorehead, CEO of Round Room, parent company of TCC, said in a press release. “To have been able to donate more than one million backpacks to our nation’s youth in the eight years of this event is incredible, and I couldn’t be more thankful for our store locations, employees and customers for helping us continue to do good in our operating communities.” 

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