Radio personalities from local station Z95.5 will be at several giveaway events through next week, offering free backpacks stuffed with school supplies to school-age kids.
Morning DJ Gabe Young from Z95.5 told me, “The program is aimed to help students in our communities prepare for the upcoming year.” He says Walmart, Fidelis Care, and CFCU Community Credit Union “have all combined to donate the materials that will be distributed.”
The giveaway kicks off at 11am Saturday at the Ithaca Walmart, where for one hour they’ll be giving away the first 100 backpacks full of school supplies. “I’ll be there,” says afternoon DJ Tori Vee, “and so will Chase Daniels!”
After that, they’ll be at Guthrie on Hanshaw Road on Monday, August 21 from 4-5pm, CFCU in Tops Plaza on 281 in Cortland on Tuesday from 4-5pm, Hickey’s Music on Dey Street in Ithaca on Wednesday from 4-5pm, and back at Guthrie on Thursday the 24th from 4-5pm.
The school-age child must be present to get a backpack, and all giveaways are on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.