BrentWord staff reports
About 2000 Williamson County students received backpacks filled with supplies Saturday Aug. 2, courtesy of GraceWorks, according to a press release from the nonprofit.Â
About 2000 Williamson County students received backpacks filled with supplies Saturday Aug. 2, courtesy of GraceWorks, according to a press release from the nonprofit.
Backpacks were donated through a community-wide effort from churches, businesses, GraceWorks Ministries, and the United Way. This year marks 12 years of helping students through this Backpack Giveaway.
At the Backpack Giveaway event, hosted at Liberty Elementary, 1,300 backpacks were distributed, and a similar event in Fairview gave out 475. The remaining 225 backpacks will be available this week at GraceWorks offices, located at 104 Southeast Parkway.
The donations were made possible by a $4,000 grant from the Nashville Predators Foundation. Supplies that filled the backpacks were provided by the United Way Patricia Hart Societys Stuff the Bus Campaign, as well as Publix and local individuals.
The event also entertained with music by the Iglesia de las Americas band as well as inflatables, free hot dogs, popcorn and drinks.
Sponsors for this event included Chick-Fil-A, the Williamson County Health Department, Mercy Community Healthcare, K-Love radio Franktown, Prohealth, Franklin Housing Authority and Tennessee Baptist Convention.