PEMBROKE — A Pembroke business is participating in a nationwide school supply giveaway on Saturday.
A Wireless, which is located at 938-F E. Third St., will give away 125 backpacks with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders and glue on a first-come, first-served basis.
A Wireless stores nationwide are partnering with Culture of Good to donate 100,000 backpacks through the annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. A Wireless is the nation’s second-largest Verizon Premium Retailer, with more than 760 locations participating in the giveaway.
Families are invited to go to A Wireless in Pembroke from noon to 3 p.m. to get a backpack. One backpack per each present child will be given away while supplies last. Any leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools.
A Wireless hopes that this program will help alleviate the average cost of $97.74 on school supplies that a person with children spends each school year on these supplies. With more than 16 million children in the U.S. living in poverty, “A Wireless hopes to help give some relief to some of these families,” a statement from the company says.
The store can be reached at 910-521-3606.