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The Cellular Connection, A Wireless partner for backpack giveaway in Twinsburg

Verizon retailer connects with A Wireless for annual backpack giveaway

From Staff Reports Published: July 24, 2016 1:10 PM
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Twinsburg -- Young students in Twinsburg can benefit this summer from the fourth-annual national backpack giveaway campaign from The Cellular Connection and A Wireless.

"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. -- including the Twinsburg store at 2728-B East Aurora Road -- are inviting local families and their children to visit 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 will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

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.

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"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 of A Wireless.

More than 235,000 backpacks will be given away nationwide through The Cellular Connection's annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. This is the first year A Wireless is part of the effort.

In 2015, the National Retail Federation predicted the average person with children in grades K-12 would spend $97.74 on school supplies such as notebooks, pencils and backpacks.

Supporters of the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway are encouraged to use hashtag #cultureofgood on Instagram and Twitter to help spread the word.

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