Backpacks 4 kids to take place August 1st

MARQUETTE — This is a backpack. What’s so special about it? Well that, along with other supplies, are going to be gifted to students on August 1st at Team Wireless.

“This is our 2nd annual backpacks 4 kids, our backpack giveaway,” said Justin Burford, Vice President of Marketing at Team Wireless. “It includes a backpack and a kit full of school supplies. Any school aged child that shows up looking for a backpack, gets one while supplies last.”

Last year was the first time for this event. But this year, they’re going bigger with it.

“Last year’s went great. We did select locations last year and the support and the turnout was so great, we did it at all 50 locations this year. In total, we’re going to be giving out over 2000 backpacks and over $80,000 in school supplies,” Burford said.

With uncertainty surrounding the return of schools, Burford says they just wanted to help out as much as possible.

“We wanted to give back to the communities, school aged children, and teachers especially. We all have seen how much the teachers have to give out of their own pocket sometimes for school supplies. This is our way to give back to the communities in this way.”

The event starts at 9 am at every Team Wireless location in the UP and will go until supplies run out.