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News in Brief- July 4, 2018

News in Brief- July 4, 2018

Backpacks full of school supplies to be donated to children across the nation on July 22

CARMEL, Ind. – Round Room LLC, the nation’s largest Verizon Authorized Wireless Retailer, announced recently that its TCC and Wireless Zone stores are donating 187,000 backpacks full of school supplies to ensure children across the U.S. are well prepared for the start of the school year.

This donation marks TCC’s sixth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Since 2013, TCC has donated 752,000 backpacks filled with supplies to kids.

More than 1,200 participating TCC and Wireless Zone stores across the U.S. are inviting local families and their children to visit select locations on Sunday, July 22, between 1-4 p.m. to pick up a backpack filled with various school supplies, including pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders and glue. One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last.

The local participating TCC store in Cut Off is located at 16258 W Main St.

Each participating TCC store will donate up to 220 backpacks. All leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools.


Professional wear donations sought for people leaving prison

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — For an 11th year, Louisiana's corrections department is asking people to donate professional clothing they no longer want to help people leaving prison have something to wear for job interviews.

The National Suit Drive is a partnership with Refined by Fire Ministries and Men's Wearhouse. It takes place every July.

Men's Wearhouse locations around the state are accepting donations of used and cleaned clothing items, including suits, dress shirts, sports coats, shoes, jackets, ties and belts for both men and women.

Clothing should be on a hanger.

The clothes should be interview-appropriate, so men and women leaving prison can have a professional look.

Donations will be accepted until July 31.