Backpack giveaway returns this week

With the start of school just weeks away, one local organization is helping to make back to school shopping a little easier for area families. The annual back pack giveaway put on by the Blue Water Community Action Agency takes place this week, with event organizer Juanita Gittings telling WPHM distribution events will be held throughout the county.The first back pack distribution was held Monday evening at the East China School District administration building. On Wednesday, the giveaway will visit both Port Huron and Yale. The Port Huron event will take place at McMorran Arena beginning at 10:30am. Distribution in the Yale area will begin at 9:30am tomorrow at the Yale Elementary School. On Friday, the fourth and final giveaway event will take place at the Capac Elementary School at 10:00am. Gittings says there are only two requirements to receive a back pack. Children need to be present and recipients must be residents of St. Clair County. The event is funded by donations to the Blue Water Community Action Agency and those who wish to donate can visit .


August 12 Juanita Gittings