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TCC to hand out backpacks Aug. 1

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Round Room LLC, the nation’s largest Verizon authorized retailer, announced that its TCC and Wireless Zone stores are donating 140,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children across the U.S. during its ninth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. 

Nearly 750 participating TCC and Wireless Zone stores will be handing out backpacks from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1. 

The Sedalia Verizon store is located at 1800 W. Broadway Blvd. 

One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Backpacks will have pencils, paper, a pencil box, a ruler, folders and glue. 

Each store location will adhere to local and CDC guidelines to provide a safe environment for event attendees and TCC employees.

According to the National Retail Federation, American families with school-aged children spent an average of $789.49 on school supplies in 2020, totaling $33.9 billion spent in America last year on school supplies alone. 

For a list of TCC stores participating in the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway or to find a nearby store, visit locations.tccrocks.com. 

Each participating TCC store will donate up to 150 backpacks with all leftovers being donated to local schools.

Since 2013, TCC has donated 1.2 million backpacks filled with supplies to students nationwide for the start of the school year. TCC will also award three students $10,000 each in college scholarships.

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