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8th annual backpack giveaway to take place in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — Mark your calendars for the 8th annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway to take place in Portsmouth!

In 2018, the National Retail Federation estimated that the average parent will spend $112 dollars on school supplies, and an average total of $685 on clothing, electronics, accessories and supplies.

Wireless Zone of Portsmouth, RI is working to alleviate the rising costs of school supplies through the 8th annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway in partnership with The Cellular Connection (TCC) and Culture of Good. Wireless Zone is the #1 franchisor of Verizon Wireless.

On Sunday, July 21, between 1 and 4 p.m., more than 1,300 Wireless Zone® and TCC stores across the U.S., including the Portsmouth store at 3030 East Main Road, are inviting local families and their children to visit participating locations to pick up a backpack filled with various school supplies, including pencils, paper, folders, a pencil box, ruler and glue.

This is expected to be the biggest year yet, with more than 235,000 backpacks expected to be delivered in 2019.

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