Verizon offers Fife residents free back-to-school supplies

Back to school? Already? But it’s still July.

But if your child needs a backpack and school supplies, then it’s never too early.

The Cellular Connection, a Verizon premium wireless retailer, will be hosting its “national backpack giveaway campaign” on Aug. 2.

“More than 350 participating TCC stores across the U.S. are inviting local families to bring their children to the store between 10 a.m. and noon to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, a pencil box, folders, glue and more,” according to a release.

Residents of Fife, Graham, Puyallup, University Place and Sumner are welcome to attend.

The participating store in Fife is located at 5310 Pacific Hwy. E.; in 22205 Meridian Ave. E., Suite 2B in Graham; at 10929 Canyon Road E. in Puyallup; 3904 Bridgeport Way W. in University Place; and 15105 Main St. E., Suite 108 in Sumner.

Each participating TCC store will donate between 75 and 300 backpacks. All leftover backpacks will be donated to local schools.