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Free school supplies to be handed out in North Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON - (WCSC) -

Families can restock school supplies for the rest of the year at a free event in North Charleston.

BlueChoice HealthPlan Medicaid is sponsoring the "Repack the Backpack" event Sunday, January 17 at the Danny Jones Gym. Families will be able to pick up new school supplies, a backpack and more from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.

“Providing access to these much-needed school supplies is an investment in our youth that we are proud to make,” BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina Assistant Vice President Dan Gallagher said.

Vendors and community groups will set up stations to hand out supplies and other services. Families will be given "Passports" and the first 500 to return them completed will get a free backpack. In addition to the school supplies, health screenings, haircuts, manicures, Zumba, games and more will also be available.

Danny Jones Gym in located at 1455 Monitor St.

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