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We want to give away 60,000 high-quality backpacks to the kids who need them the most. So in a joint effort with our customers, we are giving away 60,000 backpacks stuffed with school supplies through our TCCRocks School Rocks Backpack Giveaway initiative.
More than 400 participating TCC stores across the U.S. are inviting local families to bring their children to the store during the give-away to receive backpacks filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more. Backpacks will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Each participating TCC store will donate between 100 and 150 backpacks. Any leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools.
Our amazing communities have also joined the cause. Since the beginning of May, TCC customers have been given the option to round their purchases up to the nearest dollar with the difference going directly toward the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.
These aren’t any ordinary backpacks, either. The backpacks are built to last with colors available in Purple, Brown, Pink, Camo, Red, Black, Navy, Gray, Green and Royal Blue. They are full-size backpack adequate for elementary age up to high school with one large double zipper top-loading compartment two front zipper pockets, and one velcro pocket.
According to the National Retail Federation, the average person with children in grades K-12 will spend $95.44 on school supplies such as notebooks, pencils and backpacks. On top of that, nearly 16 million children in the U.S. live in poverty. TCC is doing its part to ensure that as many children as possible are set up for educational success.
More information about the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway initiative is available on YouTube. Supporters of the cause are encouraged to use hashtag #TCCRocks on Instagram and Twitter to help spread the word.
I’m so excited! We take social responsibility very seriously and are passionate about building our culture of good. Help us spread the word!