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Desoto County Prepares for Backpack Giveaway

June 27 – The DeSoto County Dream Center, a prominent nonprofit dedicated to supporting Title 1 school students and their families, is gearing up for its highly anticipated Backpack Giveaway event on July 13. Held at Latimer Lakes Park in Horn Lake, this initiative aims to distribute over 1,500 backpacks filled with school supplies to students in need across DeSoto County.

The Backpack Giveaway not only aims to alleviate the financial strain on families but also emphasizes personal connections and support. Each student receiving a backpack will be offered prayers and encouragement, underscoring the Dream Center’s commitment to holistic care beyond material assistance.

“This event is about more than just giving out backpacks. It’s about building relationships with the families we serve and meeting their deeper needs,” remarked a spokesperson from the Dream Center.

The event promises a day of free family fun, featuring activities such as bounce houses, face painting, fake tattoos, snow cones, and hot dogs, ensuring an enjoyable experience for all attendees.

The Homer Skelton Charitable Foundation stands as a significant supporter of the Backpack Giveaway, alongside the dedication of 180 volunteers who contribute their time and efforts to make the event a success.

Those interested in volunteering or partnering with the DeSoto County Dream Center for this event can find more information on their website at under the “Get Involved” tab.

As the Backpack Giveaway approaches, excitement and anticipation are building within the community, reflecting the Dream Center’s unwavering commitment to supporting local students and families in DeSoto County.

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