Two backpack giveaways to aid local children

TCC to donate thousands of backpacks

Deserving young students in Bartlett will soon benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.

TCC, the largest Verizon authorized retailer in the U.S., is partnering with A Wireless to donate 235,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children through TCC’s annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.

More than 1,300 participating TCC and A Wireless stores — including the TCC location at 750 N. Germantown Parkway, Suite 111 — are inviting local families and their children to visit select locations on Saturday, July 30, between noon and 3 p.m. to pick up a backpack filled with various school supplies, including pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders and glue.

One backpack per child present will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. Each participating TCC store will donate 250 backpacks, and each A Wireless store will donate 125 backpacks. All leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools.

Supporters are encouraged to use hashtag #cultureofgood on Instagram and Twitter to help spread the word.

For more details, visit, see the company’s Facebook page at or see @tcctalk on Twitter.

Bellevue preps backpacks with donated school supplies

bkpk-w-072816In a charitable project unrelated to TCC’s giveaway, this Bellevue Baptist Church Sunday School class in Cordova was busy Tuesday morning filling backpacks full of school supplies to be given away before fall classes start.