Goodwill backpack giveaway Aug. 6

Backpack Giveaway

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - The first day of school is almost here. Is your student ready?

How about a little help with getting all of those back to school supplies?

Three Goodwill stores across SWLA are doing just that--helping families out before the first day of school arrives.

"Notebooks, erasers, what else? I guess chalk, you name it. It's anything a kid would use in school," Goodwill Industries CEO James Dreiling said.

The Goodwill stores in Lake Charles, Sulphur and DeRidder will each give away five backpacks filled with school supplies. A total of 15 backpacks to give away to help area kids go back to school in style.

"It's really worth it because the kids get a lot out of it," Dreiling said. "We're kind of linking that good feeling about Goodwill with trying to get the kids back to school and some may not have the means to do that so we thought, this is really a good thing."

In order to register for the chance to score a backpack stuffed with school supplies, just purchase anything in the store then put your name and contact number on the receipt.

If you donate school supplies, a 10-percent off coupon will be given as well as a tax credit receipt if wanted.

And the Goodwill stores are still in need of school supply donations to help fill the school bags.

Donations will be accepted even after the giveaway ends August 6. Registration for the backpack giveaway is happening now until August 6.

One backpack at each store will be given away every two hours.

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