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TCC to hand out backpacks Aug. 1

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Round Room LLC, the nation’s largest Verizon authorized retailer, announced that its TCC and Wireless Zone stores are donating 140,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children across the U.S. during its ninth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. 

Nearly 750 participating TCC and Wireless Zone stores will be handing out backpacks from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. 

The Warrensburg Verizon store is located at 800 N. Maguire St. 

One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Backpacks will have pencils, paper, a pencil box, a ruler, folders and glue. 

Each store location will adhere to local and CDC guidelines to provide a safe environment for event attendees and TCC employees.

“The start of the school year is an exciting time, and we are thrilled to support the education of the youth in our communities through our School Rocks Backpack Giveaway,” said Scott Moorehead, CEO of Round Room, parent company of TCC. “By providing families across the country with essential school supplies, we’re easing the back-to-school shopping burden and helping set children up for success.”

According to the National Retail Federation, American families with school-aged children spent an average of $789.49 on school supplies in 2020, totaling $33.9 billion spent in America last year on school supplies alone. 

TCC is working to ease the strain of rising school supplies costs through its annual program.

For a list of TCC stores participating in the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway or to find a nearby store, visit locations.tccrocks.com. 

Each participating TCC store will donate up to 150 backpacks with all leftovers being donated to local schools.

Since 2013, TCC has donated 1.2 million backpacks filled with supplies to students nationwide for the start of the school year. TCC will also award three students $10,000 each in college scholarships.

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