CHESAPEAKE, Va. — More than a thousand backpacks are stuffed with supplies, ready for children who are headed back to school.
Workers from Amazon's Norfolk Delivery Station put them together on Friday, and delivered them to charity ForKids in Chesapeake. A total of 1,250 backpacks were fully kitted with much-needed school supplies.
Amazon said it was part of the company's Global Month of Volunteering campaign, in which there are more than 100 planned events around the country that will "surprise students and educators and support school districts' efforts to increase access to tools and resources for children in underserved communities."
ForKids' mission is to help with housing and education of children in need, and to keep their families out of the cycle of homelessness.