A Wireless, the nation’s second-largest Verizon Authorized Retailer, are partnering with Culture of Good to donate 100,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through the annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. Since 2013, Culture of Good has donated more than 360,000 backpacks filled with supplies to ensure children are well prepared for the start of the school year.
More than 760 participating A Wireless stores across the U.S. are inviting local families and their children to visit these select locations on Saturday, July 30 between noon and 3 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 the supplies last.
Any leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools. A Wireless hopes that this program will help alleviate the average cost of $97.74 on school supplies that the average person with children spends each school year on these supplies. With over 16 million children in the U.S. living in poverty, A Wireless hopes to help give some relief to some of these families.
More information about the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway initiative is available on YouTube. Supporters of the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway are encouraged to use hashtag #cultureofgood on Instagram and Twitter to help spread the word.
The below locations will have approximately 120-170 back packs. Children MUST accompany the adult to the location and only one backpack per child will be provided. Backpacks will be given on a first come first serve basis while supplies last. Individuals do not have to be Verizon or Verizon Wireless customers and there is no purchase necessary.
Verizon Wireless/A wireless – Located in the Bay Ridge Shopping Center
- 105 Hillsmere Dr.
- Annapolis, MD
- (443) 221-2351
- Store Manager: Phil Banks
Verizon Wireless/A Wireless – Located in the Lee Air Park shopping center
- 15 Lee Air Park Dr
- Edgewater, Md
- (410) 956-8106
- Store Manager: Jason Fach
Verizon Wireless/A Wireless – Located in the Harundale Plaza
- 7704 Ritchie Highway
- Glen Burnie, Md
- (410) 553-9000
- Store Manager: Mariah Scott
Verzon Wireless/A Wireless – Located in the Piney Orchard Shopping Center
- 8761 Piney Orchard Parkway
- Odenton, Md
- (410) 695-3622
- Store Manager: Erika Dorsey
Verizon Wireless/A Wireless – Located in Lake Shore Plaza
- 4151 Mountain Rd
- Pasadena, Md
- (410) 360-2980
- Store Manager: Craig Hollidge
Verizon Wireless/A Wireless – Located next to the Donut Shack
- 497 Ritchie Highway
- Severna Park, Md
- (410) 544-3933
- Store Manager: Walter Howard