Operation Backpack Blitz helps local students in need

News 3 and Southern Bank partnered up to collect school supplies for Operation Backpack Blitz!

You dropped off new backpacks and school supplies at Southern Bank locations over the summer.

Some people even took advantage of Virginia’s tax free weekend!

ForKids distributed the backpacks to local students who are in need of the help.

Overall with your donations, 800 students were sent to school with fully stocked backpacks for the 2019-20 school year.

ForKids is a non-profit agency founded in 1988 with a mission to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children.

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