Becky Carlino joins us from Volunteers of America and we are gearing up for our big drive for Operation Backpack! This is such a great event every single year. Last year, more than 2,600 children in the Cleveland area received new backpacks and school supplies. Many parents are having to make choices between paying electric bills, school supplies, pay to play sports and school fees. There are thousands of kids that are in need of school supplies. Many times, public school teachers pay for school supplies, without being reimbursed, to help their kids get through the school year. Operation Backpack, happens for an entire week and you can see 19 News personalities. Come out to one of the Live Broadcast events to donate. We need the basics: backpacks, paper, folders, notebooks, binders, crayons, pencils and more. Help kids in need and give them confidence this school year.
By | July 23, 2019 at 3:19 PM EDT - Updated July 25 at 1:21 PM