TCC hosting backpack giveaway


Staff report



A local branch of TCC, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., will be donating 200 backpacks full of school supplies to children through its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.

Since 2013, the company has donated 260,000 backpacks filled with supplies to ensure children are well-prepared for the start of the school year. This year, 100,000 backpacks will be donated.

Local families to bring their children to the London store, located at 1080 Eagleton Center, between noon and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 1 to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more.

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.

In 2014, the National Retail Federation predicted the average person with children in kindergarten through second grades would spend $101.18 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.

“We are grateful to be able to play a role in ensuring that as many children as possible are set up for educational success,” said Scott Moorehead, CEO of TCC. “The backpack giveaway is something that both our employees and customers look forward to every year. It is our ultimate goal to make a difference equally in the lives of our employees, customers and the communities where we live, and this effort is one in which we accomplish all of these objectives.”

The School Rocks Backpack Giveaway is one of TCC’s four annual Culture of Good initiatives. Other programs include providing canned goods to local food banks, giving supply packs to 3,500 teachers across the U.S. and volunteering time to improve the environment.

To learn more about the company, visit www.TCCRocks.com.

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Staff report