Backpack giveaway planned for military families

A backpack/school supply giveaway for military families will be held Sunday, July 30 at the Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn near Wright State University. CONTRIBUTED
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A backpack/school supply giveaway for military families will be held Sunday, July 30 at the Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn near Wright State University. CONTRIBUTED

Hundreds of local military families will be eligible for a giveaway of backpacks and school supplies from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Holiday Inn Dayton/Fairborn, at 2800 Presidential Drive.

Eligible recipients include active duty personnel in grades E1 to E6, and all ranks of post-9/11 wounded, ill or injured service members.

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The event is organized by Operation Homefront’s Back-To-School Brigade, which focuses on the needs of military families with children. They will distribute more than 400 backpacks full of new school supplies on Sunday.

The program is made possible through donations from Dollar Tree, Science Applications International Corporation, and other partners. More information can be found at www.OperationHomefront.org.