Annual backpack giveaway begins
WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - The Watertown Urban Mission kicked off it’s annual back-to-school backpack giveaway Thursday.
Thanks to community donations, the non-profit was able to put together 500 backpacks full of school supplies for local students.
“Its an opportunity to see a child smile, knowing they have a backpack. It’s great seeing that tension leave mom or dad’s face knowing that they don’t have to worry about getting a backpack or school supplies,” said Cherelyn Van Brocklin: Executive Director of the Urban Mission.
More donations came in this year than usual, letting the Urban Mission extend the giveaway through Friday - so long as there are backpacks left to give out.
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