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Volunteers with the Minority Health Coalition give away backpacks from this 2017 event. The giveaway this year, on Saturday at the Tolson Center, will be set up as a drive-thru event.

ELKHART — Families will have the opportunity Saturday to pick up a backpack full of school supplies and other goodies to start the school year off right.

Elkhart Parks and Recreation has partnered with the Minority Health Coalition of Elkhart County to provide free backpacks to each child who arrives.

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