Volunteers gear up for backpack giveaway - WSMV News 4

Volunteers gear up for backpack giveaway

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The final preparations are underway to brighten up the back to school season for some children in Williamson County.

The county’s United Way will hold a backpack giveaway next week. Before that, volunteers from the Ford of Franklin dealership packed up 170 backpacks for children who might go without them otherwise.

Inside those backpacks are even more items for the children.

“They are full of supplies,” said Sherry Ford, executive administrative assistant with the Nashville Business Center. “Pencils, crayons, notebooks, glue sticks, anything you can imagine.”

The backpacks will be given away to families on Aug. 1 at four locations:

  • Liberty Elementary School in Franklin
  • Millview Church of Christ in Franklin
  • Bethesda United Methodist Church in Thompson’s Station
  • Fairview High School

Anyone can pick up a backpack during the giveaway.

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