From the Heart gives away backpacks and school supplies

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Colorful piles of backpacks, school supplies, new shoes and socks greet students at the annual From the Heart Backpack Giveaway Saturday, Aug. 10, in Anza. Courtesy photo
Students received haircuts, new backpacks, shoes, socks and school supplies at the annual From the Heart backpack giveaway Saturday, Aug. 10, in Anza. Many charitable organizations, businesses and individuals contributed to the success of the day, held at the Hamilton High School gymnasium. Event organizer Christina James buzzed about the gym with boundless energy, ensuring that no one was left out and answering questions rapid-fire. “This years annual backpack Event was so much more than just ‘the best we’ve ever had,’” James said. “It was an amazing experience of exactly what happens when we all work together, taking care of our community, the way that we’re supposed to. We had more volunteers than we’ve ever had, around 75 at last count. So many in fact that w
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