This month, you can get the kiddos ready for the upcoming 2024-2025 school year, in Bangor & Ellsworth!

It seems a little crazy to talk about now since summer just started, but before you know it, another school year will be back in session, so get a jump on getting your kids ready, with a free giveaway, on Sunday, July 28th.

From 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., the folks at Wireless Zone, 570 Stillwater Avenue in Bangor, are hosting the 12th Annual "School Rocks" Backpack Giveaway. Bring the kids and grab a free backpack, that will also be filled up with school supplies for your child.

On average, American families spend about $890 on school supplies each year. 1 in 5 school-aged children live in poverty. on school supplies each year. 1 in 5 school-aged children live in poverty.

This year, an amazing 1,117 Verizon locations are participating in this event, and they hope to give away over 120,000 backpacks to school kids all over the United States, including the Stillwater Avenue location right here in Bangor.

In the 11 previous years, they have given away 1.4 million backpacks across the United States.

This offer is good while supplies last, with a limit of one backpack per child. It is a first come, first served event!

If you won't be in the Bangor area that day, this giveaway will also take place at the following Wireless Zone locations in Maine:

Newport-19 Moosehead Trail
Skowhegan-175 Madison Ave.
Ellsworth-1 High Street
Presque Isle-765 Main Street
Mexico-225 Main Street
Sanford-1209 Main Street
Topsham-20 Topsham Fair Mall Road

Avoid the Stress, Start Your Back-to-School Shopping NOW

Let's look at why it makes sense to begin your back-to-school shopping now.

Gallery Credit: Billy Jenkins

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