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Young students get a leg up for school with free backpacks

Published: August 5, 2015
ANDY JONES/STAFF
Angel Colon, 4, and other youngsters thank residents at Palm Garden Nursing Home of Tampa for new backpacks filled with school supplies Wednesday. Angel will be a preschooler at James Elementary School this year.

Young students in need got backpacks from older neighbors eager to help today at the Palm Garden Nursing Home, 3612 E. 138th Ave. in Tampa.

The donation was arranged through Feed the Children Charities for students attending schools including James Elementary and Jennings Middle.

Classes start Aug. 25 in the Hillsborough County school district.

From staff reports