Backpack Giveaway Starts This Week

The Back to School Backpack Giveaway is a community-supported program originally organized by the Community Foundation’s Women’s Initiative to help children from low-income families have a successful start to school. The program provides free backpacks full of school supplies to at-risk children in St. Clair County with the focus on pre-school, elementary, and middle school children. With school just a few weeks away, the annual giveaway is taking place at several locations around the county.

Today, packs will be passed out in Yale and Port Huron, and this Friday there will be another giveaway in Capac. Children must be present to pick out their new backpack and proof of St. Clair County residency is required. All backpacks are filled with school supplies for elementary and middle school children. Pre-school backpacks contain a reading book, activity book, and crayons, and Blue Water Community Action reminds residents that the quantity is limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visit to donate or find more information.