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Marion County FRN is doing a backpack giveaway

FAIRMONT, W.Va. (WBOY): The Marion County Family Resource Network (FRN) has been helping students and families ease the cost and stress associated with going back to school for years.

This year is no different, with the FRN holding its annual backpack giveaway at Fairmont.

Over 300 backpacks will be given away to Fairmont students and a total of 600 backpacks will go to Marion County.

Each backpack is filled with notebooks, pencils, pens, calculators and markers. Each backpack is customized by grade level.

“We break them down by grade level, so we put a few together depending on what supplies you need. Preschool through about first grade they use bigger crayons, less pens, more crayons, but when you get to middle schoolers you need calculators, scissors, pens and bigger things,” said Community Outreach Specialist Victoria Gaston. “So by doing that, we made sure that not only did everyone have supplies, but that those grade levels had the right supplies that they’re going to need.”

If you missed today’s backpack giveaway event in Fairmont, the FRN will be holding another one tomorrow at the Marion County Main Office at 305 Washington St. from 10 am to 3 pm for Fairmont and Rivesville schools.

On August 20, 2022, the Mannington Library located at 109 Clarksburg Street will be offering its backpack giveaway from 11am to 1pm for the following schools only:

  • Barrackville Primary School
  • Barrackville Secondary School
  • Blackshere Primary School
  • Mannington Middle School
  • North Marion High School

Also, on August 20, 2022, Farmington Fire Hall, located on Railroad Street, will be offering its backpack giveaway from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM for the following schools only:

  • Monongah Elementary School
  • Monongah Middle School

All students and parents must attend the assigned collection point in order to get their backpacks. To get a backpack you must have pre-registered for the backpack draw.

“On behalf of everyone here at the Family Resource Network of Marion County, we are so grateful for everyone in our community and everyone who helped us pack our backpacks, distribute our backpacks, and a special thanks to everyone who signed up and is doing this project is a huge success for us,” said Gaston.

MCFRN contact information. (Image WBOY)

For more information on this event or the FRN, click here.


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