Verizon retailer hosts free backpack giveaway, prepares students for upcoming school year


BERLIN, Md. – We checked in with Verizon TCC in Berlin as it’s 10th annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway returned Sunday in an effort to get youngsters geared up for the upcoming school year.

Parents and caregivers got the chance to get their hands on free supplies and backpacks.

We’re told around 2,000 backpacks were available between the four stores in the region, with many locations actually running out.

The big focus of the day was supporting families in the community in any way possible which organizers say is even more important now with record high inflation. “I think the saying it takes a village is more realistic now than its ever been, especially in the Berlin community,” Verizon TCC’S Sales Consultant  Jeron Whaley said.

“Any little thing we can do to take the expense off of those parents and their responsibilities to go out and get supplies because they aren’t cheap,”

In addition to the backpacks,- high school students could also sign up for a chance at a $10,000 scholarship.

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