Local organization to giveaway 300 backpacks

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BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (WMBD) — CHARMS Inc. in Bloomington will give away 300 book-bags Saturday afternoon.

From noon to 4 p.m., parents can drive-thru or walk-up to the donation site, located at Silver Back Apparel Company to get a backpack filled with school supplies, hand sanitizer, and a mask. Backpacks are first-come, first-served and parents have to bring their child in order to receive the backpack.

A spokesperson for CHARMS said each backpack is filled with supplies needed for each grade, K-12. They will also provide necessary, and available resources to families in need.

The organization will be taking donations and selling Black Lives Matter T-shirts. Proceeds will go towards their next backpack giveaway on October 10. The spokesperson said school supplies are in high demand right now, especially for families who are doing remote learning.

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