The 15th annual Give a Kid a Chance back-to-school event looked a little different this year, with families driving through on July 18 to pick up new backpacks filled with school supplies for their children, along with books and stuffed animals. Each family also received a box of food, donated by SERV International.
One of the event’s organizers, Nitasha Ginn, estimates 70 volunteers distributed 1,600 backpacks at both locations: Hillside United Methodist Church in Woodstock, and First Baptist Canton. An additional 1,170 backpacks were given to Cherokee County schools to be distributed to students as needed. For more info on Give a Kid a Chance, visit www.giveakidachance.org. Also on Facebook.