Cellphone chain part of program giving away school supplies

Area families can go to a cellphone retailer and get a backpack full of school supplies.

Cellular Connections at 81 N. State Road 135, 1279 N. Emerson Ave. and 120 W. Smith Valley Road in Greenwood and at 2199 N. Morton St. in Franklin will give out about 100 backpacks each from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 3.

Backpacks will be stuffed with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and other supplies.

Customers supplied the money to buy the supplies by rounding up their purchases to the nearest dollar. The change was given to the national program.

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