Salvation Army holding backpack giveaway this week


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Salvation Army holding backpack giveaway this week

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Aug 19, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Back to school is inching closer and closer for many Las Vegas students.

This week, the Salvation Army is doing its part to help local families get ready.

Hundreds of people showed up on Monday at the North Main Street location, as they began handing out backpacks full of school supplies.

This week, they will be giving away 1,000 backpacks to help the children succeed in the classroom.

"Everyone's grateful. If you talk to some of the families, they feel very blessed. We feel grateful that we can do this for them," said Bernadette Basilio with the Salvation Army.

Along with the backpacks, the kids could also get a free haircut.

The backpacks will be given out through Friday or until they are gone at their family services offices on the 1500 block of North Main in North Las Vegas.