Originally published on July 24, 2015 by Samaritan House

Our 3rd Annual Backpack Giveaway was today and it was a HUGE SUCCESS!! Together we collected and gave out more than 500 fashionable backpacks!

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed by donating backpacks, school supplies, gift cards and time. You’ve given these children the gift of starting off the school year on equal footing with new shoes, new school supplies and a sense of confidence!