Kindergartners through 5th graders had a chance to fill up their book bags before school starts. On Sunday from 2 p.m until 7 p.m, Project Giving hosted an event called Backpack Blessings, where kids could get free health screens, eye examines, hair cuts and school supplies all in one place.
Parents and kids might have arrived empty handed at Central City Park, but they left with a handful of goodies that ranged from backpacks to pencils.
"I'm here today to pick up school supplies for my little people. Basically it really helps as a single parent to have organizations that will donate things that will give your kids off to a good jump start," says Delores Edwards, a mother of five.
There are enough book bags and school essentials to equip 1,000 students."We want the message to be when they leave today: You are loved," says Project Giving Director Toni Slaid.
"She told to breath in and out twice and she checked my ears," says Alton Oliver who went in for a health check-up.