200 Backpacks Given Away by Operation Homefront

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Daleville, AL (WTVY) Operation Homefront provided hundreds of military children free backpacks and supplies at their annual "Back-to-School Brigade." in Daleville.

Donations were provided through Southeast Alabama Community Foudation, Navy Federal Credit Union, and the Warrant Officers Association.

This special back to school drive is hoped to ease the stress of many families' shopping expenses, and to also provide children with all the essentials.

"It boosts morale for these children who may not have had a backpack and school supplies to start this school year. And we may not be able to help every child, but we can definitely help the ones who live in this community," said Corey Conner, Community Liaison at Operation Homefront.

For parents like Kellie James, a mother of three, buying all the necessary supplies can become very expensive.

"Only in school supplies alone, we went about 150 dollars, and I still have a few things to pick up," said James.

From pencils, papers, folders, markers, binders and backpacks, Operation Homefront is helping with the long list of supplies so that every child can start the school year off right.

200 backpacks were given away at the drive.

This is the fourth year the organization has given out free school supplies and backpacks.