WERT – Residents in Van Wert are about to benefit from a national
backpack giveaway campaign. The Cellular Connection, the largest Verizon
Premium Wireless Retailer in the U.S., in a joint effort with its
customers, announces that it will donate 100,000 backpacks full of
school supplies to children through its School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.
Last year, the company donated 60,000 backpacks.
More than 350
participating TCC stores across the U.S. are inviting local families to
bring their children to the store between noon and 2 p.m. on Aug. 2 to
pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders,
glue and more. One backpack per child present will be given away on a
first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. The local
participating store in Van Wert is located at 1200 Shannon St., Suite
16. Each participating TCC store will donate between 75 and 300
backpacks. All leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools.
backpack giveaway is a huge part of TCC’s ‘Culture of Good’ movement
that’s all about making a positive impact on employees while benefitting
the world,” said Scott Moorehead, president and CEO of TCC. “It’s how
our company gives back to every community where we do business, and it
involves every employee at every level. We’re honored to have the
ability to give back to those who need it.”
Van Wert residents
have also joined the cause. Since the beginning of March, TCC customers
have been given the option to round their purchases up to the nearest
dollar with the difference going directly toward the School Rocks
In 2013, the National Retail Federation
predicted the average person with children in grades K-12 would spend
$86 on school supplies such as notebooks, pencils and backpacks. On top
of that, nearly 16 million children in the U.S. live in poverty. TCC is
doing its part to ensure that as many children as possible are set up
for educational success.
To learn more about TCC, visit
www.ecellularconnection.com. Consumers can also find more information
about the company at www.facebook.com/tcctalk and
More information about the School Rocks
Backpack Giveaway initiative is available on YouTube. Supporters of the
School Rocks Backpack Giveaway are encouraged to use hashtag
#cultureofgood on Instagram and Twitter to help spread the word.
Learn more about TCC’s “Culture of Good” by visiting www.cultureofgood.com.