Get the kiddos ready for the upcoming school year.

It seems a little bit hard to believe, but before you know it, another school year will be back in session, so get a jump on getting ready with a free giveaway. on Sunday, July 31.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the folks at Wireless Zone, 570 Stillwater Avenue in Bangor, have partnered up with TCC for the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway. bring the kids and grab a free backpack, that will be filled with school supplies for your child.

On average, American families spend about $789 on school supplies each year, and 1 in 5 school-aged children live in poverty.

This year, an amazing 1,244 Verizon locations are participating in this event, and they hope to give away over 130,000 backpacks to school kids all over the United States, including the Stillwater Avenue location right here in Bangor.

This offer is good while supplies last, with a limit of one backpack per child.

There will be tons of fun and games all afternoon, and you can cool off with a refreshing treat from the Darlings Ice Cream Truck, who will be on hand accepting donations for Dirigo Reads, who have the goal of putting a book in the hands of every Maine public school first grader. each month during the school year by 2025.

Plus, you can register to win one of five $10,000 college scholarships!

If you won't be in the Bangor area that day, this giveaway will also take place at the following Wireless Zone locations in Maine:

  • Ellsworth
  • Mexico
  • Newport
  • Presque Isle
  • Sanford
  • Skowhegan
  • Topsham

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