GUEST: Backpacks 4 Kids donates free school supplies to students

GUEST: Backpack 4 Kids gives needy kids free school supplies

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - In a few weeks, kids will be returning to school. But children from needy families might not be able to afford backpacks and school supplies. That's why a local business is stepping in to help.

Jill Welch from Jill Welch Photography is here to talk about this effort.

Backpacks 4 Kids is a local charity effort that accepts donates backpacks and school supplies to local children. Glue, markers, notebooks, and hand sanitizer are just a few of the accessories that are accepted.

If you would like to donate a backpack, you can drop them off at the Jill Welch Photography Studio located at 3175 Williams Road. Backpacks will be accepted between July 16 and July 19.

Anyone who donates a backpack will receive a mini photo session, a 5x7 photo and a treat from Kats Cakes.

Call 706-587-7976 for more details.

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