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Verizon Wireless Store gives out free backpacks to kids

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A Verizon Wireless Store in Iowa is helping families with kids who want or need a new backpack.

The store gave out about 250 backpacks. Inside the book bags included basic school supplies, a pencil box, pencils, a notebook, and colored pencils.

Employees say it is more than just giving away free things.

"Just the kids are really excited," said James Borlaug, Verizon Store Manager. "They come in shy but get their backpack and kind of light up and walk away with a big smile on their face. That's what counts."

Between the companies 300 stores, it gave away close to 100,000 backpacks.

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