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Cellular Plus collecting donations for and giving away student backpacks

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Posted at 6:18 PM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-26 20:18:40-04

The start of a new school year is just around the corner and Cellular Plus in Great Falls is helping out this year with another backpack giveaway.

There have already been 50 donations and they expect to exceed 2019 and 2020 numbers. Every eight dollars is a backpack donation.

They don’t have a specific number in mind they want to reach - they just want to help as many families as possible to get them and give the students the supplies they need for the coming school year.

“Even if it helps just one mom or one dad trying to get more school stuff… that’s a huge impact on people,” said Jennifer Sickafoose, manager of the Cellular Plus store at 701 3rd Street NW.

You can make a donation at the Northwest location across from the fairgrounds, or the 10th Avenue South location connected to Starbucks in the Holiday Village Mall parking lot.

The free backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away on Saturday, July 31 from 10 a.m. until noon.

No purchase is necessary to receive a backpack and a child must be present with an adult to claim their free backpack.

There are a limited number available and will be distributed while supplies last.

The backpacks will be given away at both Cellular Plus locations in Great Falls: 1000 10th Avenue South (next to Starbucks in the Mall parking lot), and at 701 3rd Street NW, across from the Fairgrounds.