'Gifts of Love' backpack giveaway this morning in Tucson - Tucson News Now

'Gifts of Love' backpack giveaway this morning in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Later this morning families in need have a chance to help get their kids ready for school. 

Hundreds of backpacks full of school supplies are ready to go.

Interfaith Community Services, Ina office is where families in need can come help their student get ready for school, via the ‘Gifts of Love' campaign.  ‘Gifts of Love' is entirely supported by donations from the community. 

They will be giving out backpacks filled with school supplies for children in kindergarten through twelfth grades.  Pencil boxes with supplies will be available for preschoolers. 

In 2012 ICS ‘Gifts of Love' was able to help over 440 low income children, this year the goal is to help hundreds more. 

Backpacks will be filled with the basics like notebook paper, spiral notebooks, pencils, crayons and much more.  Each backpack is filled with gear based on the student's grade level.

The supplies will be given away starting at 9 a.m. and will go until they run out at the ICS Food Bank at 2820 W. Ina Road.

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