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4,500 Kids Get Backpacks

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Community members are already eager to give back to our students, as Saturday thousands of less fortunate families got a helping hand.  

About 4,500 backpacks were filled  for families in need by 500 volunteers. United Way of Cass-Clay organized the drive and helped the kids get brand new bags and supplies.

Volunteers say it's a great way to give to the community, as well as helping give the kids things they need for their education. Saturday it was all smiles on the faces of kids in grades K-12.

"It's always a stressful month to figure out what you can afford, and what you can't, so to have just the school supplies part just leaves more money for clothes and shoes and everything else." says Hope Schmalz who got two backpacks for her kids.

If you missed out, you'll have another chance on Tuesday August 13th from 4:00-7:00pm at the Fargodome.

Children in Cass and Clay County need to bring a form of ID and a registration form.

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