Free school supplies for Kirksville residents

If your child is in need of school supplies, there is a place you can get them for free on Saturday. It is the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway initiative.

The Cellular Connection, a Verizon wireless retailer, is donating 60,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children. Saturday between noon and 2 p.m. Kirksville residents can go to Verizon Wireless in Kirksville and pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more.

Backpacks will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Each participating store will donate between 100 and 150 backpacks. There are more than 400 participating TCC stores across the U.S. inviting local families to bring their children and get the free backpacks tomorrow.