Deserving Mountaintop Children To Benefit From National Backpack GiveawayRUMMAGE

Deserving young students in Mountain Top will soon benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign. TCC, the largest Verizon Authorized Retailer in the U. S., announces today that A Wireless is partnering with the company and its Culture of Good to donate 235,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Since 2013, TCC has donated more than 360,000 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, CEO of TCC. “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 A Wireless stores across the U. S. are inviting local families and their children to visit these select locations on Saturday, July 30 between noon and 3 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 participating TCC stores in Mountain Top is located at 65 South Mountain Boulevard. Each participating TCC store will donate 250 backpacks and each A Wireless store will donate 125 backpacks. All leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools.

“When given the opportunity, doing good is important, and taking such opportunities to help, lift up and encourage others is a privilege,” said Bryan Bevin, president and CEO. “At A Wireless we don’t just want to be doers of good, we want to inspire a Culture of Good.”

In 2015, the National Retail Federation predicted the average person with children in grades K-12 would spend $97.74 on schoolsupplies such as notebooks, pencilsand backpacks. With more than 16million children in the U. S. living inpoverty, TCC is working to alleviatethe rising costs of school suppliesthrough this annual program.

TCC makes ongoing investmentsin the communities in which it doesbusiness through its Culture ofGood. In 2015, its efforts includeddonating $1 million to Riley Hospitalfor Children, providing 100,000backpacks full of school supplies tochildren, giving supply packs to 5,000teachers and contributing $100,000in grants to organizations focused onimproving the environment.

Supporters of the School RocksBackpack Giveaway are encouragedto use hashtag #cultureofgood onInstagram and Twitter to help spreadthe word.

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