Free backpacks to be distributed in Oregon City
A cell-phone retailer will be giving away free backpacks filled with school supplies from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, in Oregon City.
"We love helping students obtain essential supplies before they begin their school year each summer," said Scott Moorehead, CEO of Round Room, parent company of TCC and Wireless Zone. "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."
At TCC, 2050 Beavercreek Road, Suite 105, 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.
Each of the more than 800 participating store locations nationally will follow the CDC's social distancing and state guidelines to ensure the safety of employees and event attendees.
In addition to the backpack donations, TCC and Wireless Zone stores will be awarding five $10,000 college scholarships. Children in grades K-12 are eligible for entry and can be registered at their local stores during the Backpack Giveaway event. Entries will be accepted July 24-31.
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