School Rocks Backpack Giveaway takes place July 31

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Local Verizon retailer to host annual backpack giveaway Sunday

July 29, 2022 — This Sunday, July 31, authorized Verizon retailer, TCC, is hosting its annual backpack giveaway in Florence! From 1 to 4 p.m. at the Verizon at TCC Florence, 2775 Highway 101, staff will be handing out backpacks full of school supplies to help local children prepare for the school year and parents cut down on school supply costs. This is all part of the 10th annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway from TCC and its sister company, Wireless Zone.

In total, 140,000 backpacks full of school supplies nationwide will be given away to students. Backpacks will be given out on a first come, first serve basis, with one backpack per child. 

Along with grabbing a backpack full of supplies, families can also enter their children into a sweepstakes where they could win a $10,000 college scholarship. Children in grades K-12 are eligible for entry and can be registered at their local stores during the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway event. Five scholarships in total will be awarded to randomly selected winners.

In its 10 years of occurrence, the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway has provided more than 1.2 million backpacks full of school supplies to children across the U.S. as they prepare for their upcoming school years.

“For the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway to reach its 10th edition is truly monumental for all of us at Round Room, TCC and Wireless Zone. This event is now an annual staple in communities nationwide and we couldn't be more proud of how much we’ve been able to positively impact students these last ten years,” said Scott Moorehead, CEO of Round Room. “The rising costs of school supplies have made it immensely difficult for many families to adequately prepare their children each school year. Our goal is to alleviate these challenges for as many families as we can through this annual give back event.”

According to the National Retail Federation, American families with school-aged children spent an average of $849.90 on school supplies in 2021 – totaling $37.1 billion spent in America last year on school supplies alone. Round Room is working to ease the strain of rising school supply costs with this annual program through its TCC and Wireless Zone stores nationwide.

 To find your nearest TCC or Wireless Zone store to attend a School Rocks Backpack Giveaway event, visit and Any leftover backpacks at School Rocks Backpack Giveaway events will be donated to local schools of each store’s choice.

To learn more about TCC and Wireless Zone visit