DeLand, FL - The Volusia County school year gets underway on August 12 and to help out, the 9th annual Mayor's Backpack Giveaway is taking place this Saturday, July 20 at Earl Brown Park in DeLand.
Beginning at 8 a.m., the City of DeLand and the Spring Hill Neighborhood Association in partnership will Walmart, will be giving away up to 1,000 new backpacks through 10 a.m. Attendees often line up early to make sure they get a free backpack.
Before the giveaway begins, each student or guardian will receive one ticket for a backpack. In order to receive a backpack, a student must be present.
After the students get their backpacks, they'll be able to fill them up with free school supplies provided by community partners in the park. There will also be free drink samples and community health-related information available to participants.
You can find out more by sending an email to the Spring Hill Resource Center or by calling 386-740-0808.