Backpack giveaway Saturday

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The “Safe and Productive School Year Pep Rally and Backpack Giveaway,” hosted by The Darren Group, will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 30 at Truth & Deliverance International Ministries, 3 S. Laramie.

Hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies will be distributed. There also will be sports gifts, scholastic resources and free haircuts available for the youth. There also will be appearances by characters of the Teflon comic book, music, jumping bags, free throw and 3-point contest, face painting, games, food and fun for all.

This event is designed to not only build excitement about the start of the school year but to also initiate the mindset of a safe school year.

The Darren Group’s mission is to save and enhance the lives of inner-city youth throughout the United States – one person, one block, one neighborhood and one city at a time.

The nonprofit seeks o fulfill our mission by ending the epidemic of youth violence in the United States through the transformation of communication and educating society on this infectious disease by increasing the research, revenue and resources to find a cure. “As with most other diseases, we have to fight for a cure while diligently working to save those already infected and affected.”

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