TCC, A Wireless donating school supply packs


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A local branch of TCC, the largest Verizon Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., will be donating 250 backpacks full of school supplies to children through its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.

Since 2013, the company has donated 360,000 backpacks filled with supplies to ensure children are well-prepared for the start of the school year. This year, 235,000 backpacks will be donated through a partnership with A Wireless and its Culture of Good program.

Local families may bring their children to the London store, located at 1080 Eagleton Center, between noon and 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more.

One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. All leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools.

In 2015, the National Retail Federation predicted the average person with children in kindergarten through 12th grade would spend $97.74 on school supplies such as notebooks, pencils and backpacks. With more than 16 million children in the U.S. living in poverty, TCC is working to alleviate the rising costs of school supplies through this annual program.

TCC makes ongoing investments in the communities in which it does business through its Culture of Good. In 2015, its efforts included donating $1 million to Riley Hospital for Children, providing 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children, giving supply packs to 5,000 teachers and contributing $100,000 in grants to organizations focused on improving the environment.

Each participating TCC store will donate 250 backpacks and each A Wireless store will donate 125 backpacks.

“Every year, TCC employees and communities around the country look forward to the backpack giveaway,” said Scott Moorehead, CEO of TCC. “It brings our employees immense joy to give back to the young children in their communities, and we are proud to put so many smiles on the faces of the deserving families who have made this annual event such a success.”

“When given the opportunity, doing good is important, and taking such opportunities to help, lift up and encourage others is a privilege,” said Bryan Bevin, president and CEO. “At A Wireless we don’t just want to be doers of good, we want to inspire a Culture of Good.”

To learn more about the company, visit www.TCCRocks.com.

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