LIVE OAK — TCC Live Oak will be giving away backpacks full of school supplies this weekend.
The backpack giveaway, which is part of a nationwide campaign, will take place Sunday from 1-4 p.m. at TCC Live Oak, 634 S. Ohio Ave.
Round Room LLC, the nation’s largest Verizon Authorized Wireless retailer, has announced that its TCC and Wireless Zone stores — including TCC Live Oak — are donating 187,000 backpacks to ensure children across the United States are well prepared for the start of the school year.
During the annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway, now in its sixth year, TCC stores have donated 752,000 backpacks.
Local families are invited to bring their children to the store to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more. One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.
Each TCC store is donating up to 220 backpacks.
“We are thrilled to support the education of our youth in our communities,” Scott Moorehead, CEO of Round Room, said in a release. “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, families with school-aged children plan to spend an average of $687.72 each — an 8 percent increase — for a total of $29.5 billion on school supplies this year.