FISHERS – Between 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, families from Warsaw are invited to visit the TCC store, 558 W. CR 300N, unit E3, Warsaw, to pick up a backpack full of school supplies, including pencils, paper, a pencil box, a ruler, folders and glue, to prepare for the upcoming school year. Each TCC store will donate up to 150 backpacks on a first-come, first-served basis.

Round Room LLC, the nation’s largest Verizon authorized retailer, announced that its TCC and Wireless Zone stores are donating 140,000 backpacks full of school supplies to children across the U.S. during its ninth annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway Sunday. Since 2013, TCC has donated 1.2 million backpacks filled with supplies to students nationwide to ensure children are well prepared for the start of the school year. TCC also will award three students each $10,000 college scholarships, according to a provided news release.

“The start of the school year is an exciting time, and we are thrilled to support the education of the youth in our communities through our School Rocks Backpack Giveaway,” said Scott Moorehead, CEO of Round Room, parent company of TCC. “By providing families across the country with essential school supplies, we’re easing the back-to-school shopping burden and helping set children up for success.”

According to the National Retail Federation, American families with school-aged children spent an average of $789.49 on school supplies in 2020 — totaling $33.9 billion spent in America last year on school supplies alone. TCC is working to ease the strain of rising school supplies costs through its annual program.

Each participating TCC store will donate up to 150 backpacks with all leftovers being donated to local schools.

Supporters of the School Rocks Backpack Giveaway are encouraged to use hashtags #SchoolRocks and #BetterTogether on Instagram and Twitter to help spread the word.