17th annual Backpacks for Kids produces over 1,500 backpacks for students in need

  • Written by Kirsten Abel, Features Writer

The scene at the Secondary Academy of Success gym in Bothell on August 15 was suggestive of the holiday season.  

The 17th annual Backpacks for Kids campaign was just wrapping up. Volunteers had filled 1,522 backpacks with school supplies to be delivered to the 33 schools and educational programs in the Northshore area. That’s 300 more backpacks than last year.

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