Amerigroup Community Care, community partners host “Repack the Backpack” event

Amerigroup Community Care, community partners host “Repack the Backpack” event
Amerigroup Community Care and several other community partners collected school supplies for students in the Tri-City area. (Source: WALB)

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - Amerigroup Community Care and several other community partners collected school supplies for students in Columbus.

Amerigroup handed out 200 bookbags full of supplies. The supplies included pencils, paper, notebooks and pencil pouches.

“Right now, we’re in the middle of a pandemic and so we want to answer the call to those in need,” said Lauren Chambers, Marketing Director of Amerigroup. “We have a lot of people who were not in a place of need before but right now we want to answer the call to everybody so that’s why we thought it would be a great thing to host Repack the Backpack so they can finish out their school year.”

Everyone who attended the event received their bookbag “drive-thru” style.

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