TCC, Wireless Zone donate 235,000 backpacks, supplies

Students in Saranac Lake will soon benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign. TCC, the largest Verizon authorized retailer in the U.S., recently announced that Wireless Zone is partnering with the company and Culture of Good to donate 235,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.

Since 2013, TCC has donated more than 495,000 backpacks filled with supplies to ensure children are well prepared for the start of the school year.

“Every year, TCC employees and communities around the country look forward to the backpack giveaway,” said Scott Moorehead, TCC CEO. “It brings our employees immense joy to give back to the young children in their communities, and we are proud to put so many smiles on the faces of the deserving families who have made this annual event such a success.”

More than 1,300 participating TCC and Wireless Zone stores across the U.S. are inviting local families and their children to visit these select locations on Sunday, July 23 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to pick up a backpack filled with various school supplies, including pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders and glue. One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

The Wireless Zone store in Saranac Lake will be participate in this event. Each participating TCC store will donate 250 backpacks and each Wireless Zone store will donate 125 backpacks. All leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools.