Leland Backpack Bash meets goal of 1K backpacks

LELAND, NC (WWAY) – Compass Pointe Backpack Bash was a huge success and will help students from Brunswick County.

The totals aren’t in but the organizers are pretty sure they exceeded their goal of 1,000 backpacks.

They hope they reached their school supply goal of 9,000 but will have to wait for a tally.

There was music, games and a live for those who came out to give to students in need and say this is the most backpacks donated to date.

Judy Hogan and Kathy McEvoy are co-chairs of the backpack bash co-chairs, they are already setting goals for next year.

“This is the top of it, absolutely, well next year we’ll set a new goal,” said McEvoy.

“And we had a lot of supplies last year, we collected 6,600,” said Hogan. “Our goal this year is 9,000 supplies and so we are pretty proud of the people at Compass Point, we couldn’t do it without them.”

Bonnie Jordan is with Communities in Schools, she said despite the huge success of the Compass Point Backpack Bash more is needed.

“Almost 65 percent of the students in the school district are economically disadvantaged,” she said. “So there is a huge need and some of the needs are even higher at certain schools.”

The Backpack Bash co-chairs challenge community members from neighboring counties to start their own backpack bash to help student in their respective county schools.

For more information about starting your own drive click here.



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