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Back to School

The first day of school is often a time of excitement for students, but it can be a tough time for parents who are struggling to make ends meet. Several years ago, Southwire set out to provide help through its Back-to-School Supply Giveaway.

After consulting with local education officials, the company put together bags of basic supplies for students from kindergarten through the 12th grade. More than 2,500 bags were distributed the first year.

At this year’s event, 5,250 students received bags of supplies in Carrollton alone. The event also featured a favorite teacher contest (the winner won $1500 to spend in the classroom), vision checks, and other activities. Some people came from as far away as 50 miles and waited in line overnight. Now in its 10th year, more than 66,579 bags of school supplies have been given out at Back to School events across 16 different Southwire locations to date.