School supplies giveaway happening Saturday in Pocahontas

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT)- A first time event happening this weekend in Pocahontas will help students who cannot afford school supplies.

On Saturday August 6th, free backpacks will be given out at the Pocahontas Community Center at 9 a.m.  The 400 backpacks and school supplies have been collected over the past three months.  The supplies are for those families that cannot afford them on their own.  Backpacks and supplies will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

In addition, organizer Raul Blasini says that other services will be provided at the event.  Those include health professionals giving physicals, police officers doing fingerprinting and fire officials will talk about fire safety.

For those wanting to receive the backpacks, Blasini says, you have to bring your child to the community center on Saturday.

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