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The Salvation Army is hosting a backpack giveaway for families in Allentown | Lehigh Valley Regional News

ALLENTOWN, Pa. – A nonprofit group is helping kids prepare for the new school year in Allentown.

The Salvation Army Allentown Corps held its 18th annual backpack raffle and community street fair on Thursday.

1500 donated backpacks were filled with books and other school supplies and distributed to families.

Organizers say every little bit helps in tough economic times like these.

“By providing the basic utensils, the basic tools, we hope that families and children don’t have to worry about having them to be successful in school,” said Maj. Ismael Correa, Army Commander of salvation

Those who came out also got to enjoy food, live music, games and prizes.

The first day of school in the district will be August 29.


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