Students in Winterset are about to benefit from a national backpack giveaway. 

Between 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, participating TCC stores are inviting local families to the store to pick up backpacks for their children filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue, and more. One backpack per child will be given away to families, but to limit the number of people at the event, children are not required to be present to receive the backpack. 

Each TCC store is donating up to 180 backpacks, and backpacks are available on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. 

Each participating store location will follow the CDC’s social distancing and state guidelines to ensure the safety of employees and event attendees. 

More than 800 participating TCC and Wireless Zone stores are teaming up to donate 140,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. This year will mark more than one million total backpacks donated since the campaign launched in 2013. 

Supporters of the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway are encouraged to use hashtags #SchoolRocks and  #BetterTogether on Instagram and Twitter to help spread the word. 

Winterset’s store location is at 1217 N. 6th Ave.