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School Rocks 2019

Free Backpack Giveaway

Mark your calendars! Our 7th annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway will be on Sunday, July 21 from 1-4 PM. Our stores around the country will be handing out free backpacks filled with school supplies on that day, while supplies last. Backpacks will be handed out on a first come, first served basis. Each child receiving a backpack must be there with you at the giveaway.

free backpack giveaway 2019

This is a TCC-sponsored event, so it will only be taking place at participating locations.

To find a backpack giveaway near you, click the red button below:

Know anyone that could benefit from this event? Spread the word and invite them to the event on Facebook by clicking here.

Why do we do it?

Each year, it costs more and more to send a child to school, and we wanted to do our part and make it a little easier for families to afford these essential supplies. We want as many kids as possible to show up on their first day prepared, confident, and with a brand new backpack.

Learn more about our volunteer initiatives here and here.

See you on Sunday, July 21!


  1. Colleen says:

    I walked in to this store on Tuesday (no appointment) and was greeted immediately by a very helpful employee! I did my research on iPhones and knew exactly what I wanted. He took the time to show me everything on my new XS Mac and I love ❤️ my new phone! Thank you for the great service and time you spent with me! You guys are great and I highly recommend this store! -Colleen-

  2. Amanda says:

    This is awesome!!!

  3. Lamesa Santiago -Perry says:

    Can you do it in Griffin ga, Hampton, Georgia, Atlanta metro area to help the low income. I’m disable with 6 kids can you please help with free back pack and school supplies give a way. I’m very appreciative
    Thank you

    1. Tori Adachi says:

      We will be having a giveaway at our TCC Hampton store! 11345 Tara Blvd. Hampton, GA 30228. (770)472-7887

      -Tori A, TCC

      1. Haley says:

        Do you have any stores in the Omaha Metro area?

        1. Tori A - TCC says:

          Haley, we have two stores in Omaha that will be having a giveaway:
          13108 W Dodge Rd Omaha, NE 68154
          (402) 829-0220


          17940 Welch Plz Omaha, NE 68135
          (402) 991-2391

          You can put your zip code here to find the closest one to you:
          -Tori A, TCC

      2. Rocio says:

        Will you be doing the backpack give away this year? If so what date and time?

        1. Tori A - TCC says:

          Hi Rocio!
          We are doing a backpack giveaway again this year on Sunday, July 26 from 1-4 PM at participating locations. You can learn all about it on our 2020 giveaway page here:

  4. rose mortimer says:

    What a blessing this is. Thank you so much.

  5. Wade Schink says:


    1. ML says:

      Are you doing the giveaway in Erie, Pa?

      1. Tori Adachi says:

        Unfortunately we don’t have any stores in Erie, PA doing a giveaway. You can search all of our backpack giveaway locations here:

        -Tori A, TCC

    2. Hi says:

      Will this be available in Fort Wayne and in New Haven?

      1. Tori Adachi says:

        Yes, our Fort Wayne and New Haven, IN locations will be having backpack giveaways.

        326 State Road 930 West New Haven, IN 46774
        (260) 749-7400

        5956 Stellhorn Road Suite C Fort Wayne, IN 46815
        (260) 486-9767

        6404 West Jefferson Suite A Fort Wayne, IN 46804
        (260) 436-2477

        10172 Maysville Road Fort Wayne, IN 46835
        (260) 485-6138

        -Tori A, TCC

  6. Miss M says:

    Will there be any participating stores in either Florence, SC or Chapin, SC?

    1. Tori Adachi says:

      Yes! Our TCC Chapin location will be having one: 1221 Chapin Rd. Suite G, Chapin, SC 29036 (803)345-9707

      -Tori A, TCC

  7. Kathy Kilgore says:

    You are offering a wonderful service. Can you tell us the appropriate ages for the children? would these be appropriate for middle or high school students, or just primary age? Thank you!!

    1. Tori Adachi says:

      Hi Kathy! We’ll give backpacks to students of all ages, not just primary school! As long as your students are present at the event with you, they’re eligible for a backpack!
      -Tori A, TCC

      1. Karon says:

        Thank you so much for commenting on the ages…I was wondering if it’s only for certain ages

        1. Angel says:

          Are y’all doing the school supplies giveaway in Marinna FL

          1. Tori Adachi says:

            Yes, our TCC Marianna location will be having a giveaway:
            2242 Hwy 71 Marianna, FL 32448
            (850) 482-6255

            -Tori A, TCC

  8. Shellie York says:

    Will any stores in Memphis Tn be doing this?

    1. Tori Adachi says:

      Hi Shellie! Unfortunately, we don’t have any stores directly in Memphis -it looks like the closest giveaway will be happening at our TCC Olive Branch location in Mississippi.
      8100 Camp Creek Rd 101, Olive Branch, MS 38654
      (662) 890-9486
      -Tori A, TCC

  9. Jane says:

    Do you have to be a Verizon customer to participate in this?

    1. Tori Adachi says:

      Hi Jane! Nope, you do not need to be a Verizon customer to participate in our backpack giveaway.
      -Tori A, TCC

  10. Linda b says:

    Are you doing the backpack giveaway in Omaha Nebraska?

    1. Tori Adachi says:

      Hi Linda! Yes, we will be having a backpack giveaway at two different TCC locations in Omaha:
      13108 W Dodge Rd Omaha, NE 68154
      (402) 829-0220


      17940 Welch Plz Omaha, NE 68135
      (402) 991-2391

      -Tori A, TCC

  11. Marta says:

    Is there a backpack give away in Indianapolis In??

    1. Tori Adachi says:

      Hi Marta!
      Yes, we have a bunch of stores in the Indianapolis area that will be having giveaways on Sunday! There will be one at TCC Southport:
      4903 South Emerson Indianapolis, IN 46203
      (317) 786-8702

      TCC Emerson:
      8860 S. Emerson Ave. Suite 300 Indianapolis, IN 46237
      (317) 888-2867–emerson-ave-.html

      TCC Pendleton Pike:
      10930 Pendleton Pike Ste 106 Indianapolis, IN 46236
      (317) 826-6597

      You can also put your zip code into our store locator to find the giveaway that’s closest to you:

      -Tori A, TCC

  12. Erin Peffley says:

    Are you giving away backpacks in Elkhart Indiana

    1. Tori Adachi says:

      Hi Erin!
      We will be having a backpack giveaway in Elkhart, IN.
      305 Cr 6 E Elkhart, IN 46514
      (574) 266-9689

      -Tori A, TCC

  13. Derek Clark says:

    It’s true, children are our future.

  14. rosemary says:


  15. Christina says:

    Will the Daytona Beach, FL be giving away backpacks?

    1. Tori A - TCC says:

      Hi Christina,
      We do have a location in Daytona Beach participating in the giveaway:
      1104 Beville Road Suite C Daytona Beach, FL 32114
      (386) 871-7481

      Our Apopka store that’s nearby is also having one today:
      2107 East Semoran Boulevard Apopka, FL 32703
      (407) 464-9122

      -Tori A, TCC

  16. cassy says:

    someone posted a flyer on the abington ma town page that said 10-6 on here says 1-4 when should people come in???

    1. Tori Adachi says:

      Hi Cassy!
      10-6 seems like the store’s normal operating hours, but the actual backpack giveaway should start at 1PM. You can contact the store here to be certain! (781) 261-9747
      371 Centre Ave Abington, MA 02351

      -Tori A, TCC

  17. Jay says:

    Will all locations start at 1pm & can college students get a backpack also?

    1. Tori A - TCC says:

      Hi Jay,
      All locations should be starting the backpack giveaway at 1PM, but you can always call your local TCC store to confirm. Our giveaway is for students of all ages, so they will be eligible as long as the student receiving the backpack is with their parent or guardian.

      -Tori A, TCC

  18. Tracie E. says:

    Any stores in N. Las Vegas involved in this event?

    1. Tori A - TCC says:

      Hi Tracie,
      Unfortunately we don’t have any stores in Las Vegas having an event. You can see all locations here:

      -Tori A, TCC

  19. Esther says:

    Are you doing the back pack giveaway in Tamarac or Fort Lauderdale Florida??

    1. Tori A - TCC says:

      Hi Esther!
      We don’t have any TCC stores directly in Tamarac or Ft. Lauderdale, but we do have a store in Pompano Beach having a giveaway:
      1201 Powerline Road Pompano Beach, FL 33069
      (954) 880-1683

      -Tori A, TCC

  20. Laura says:

    Sadly the store in Robertsdale, Alabama is closed on Sundays so it looks like we don’t get this blessing. It’s a great community service by the company in general though..

    1. Tori A - TCC says:

      Hi Laura!
      Even though the Robertsdale, AL store is closed on Sundays, they should still be having a backpack giveaway today!
      21951 State Highway 59 South Suite B Robertsdale, AL 36567
      (251) 947-3082

      -Tori A, TCC

  21. John towers says:

    Hello, just wondering if there will be a free backpack giveaway near Dallas Tx?

    1. Tori A - TCC says:

      Hi John,
      Unfortunately, the only backpack giveaways TCC is having in Texas are in El Paso. You can see all locations here:

      -Tori A, TCC

  22. Edith B says:

    Thank you for hosting this event again this year.

  23. Carissa Willoughby says:

    Thank you so much I’m a single mom With 5 children and this was a huge help for my kiddos and especially me! You guys are amazing for helping families with kids and taking some of the sting out of back to school shopping! VeriZon is amazing for doing this thank you from the bottom of my heart 💜

  24. Beverly Owens says:

    The manger in margate nj is wonderful I was unable to make it to the event because I had no way there. He had brought the backpacks to my kids. My kids and I were so grateful. What a great guy he should be recognition for going the extra mile when he didnt have to.

  25. Rocio says:

    Will TCC be doing the back pack give away this year? If so, location, day and time?
    Thankyou for all you do!

    1. Tori A - TCC says:

      Thanks, Rocio! We love giving back to our local communities, and the backpack giveaway is definitely a favorite event amongst our employees. You can visit our 2020 giveaway page here:
      The giveaway will be happening at participating locations on Sunday, July 26 from 1-4 PM.

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