Free backpacks for Santa Clara students

July 28, 2008 12:21:06 PM PDT
Some Santa Clara County school children will be given free backpacks for the upcoming school year at the third annual Backpack and School Supply Giveaway, hosted by the Santa Clara County Department of Child Support Services.

Organizers of the event, to be held later this month as part of Child Support Awareness Month, have collected backpacks and school supplies from local businesses and organizations to give to children from low-income families, according to the county.

To be eligible for the supplies, children must be between the ages of 5 and 18, have an open case with the department, and be enrolled for the 2008-09 school year.

All of the bags and supplies collected will be given away at the Aug. 15 event, held at the Department of Child Support Services in San Jose.