From The Heart backpack giveaway held Aug. 7

Venissa Marquez, 11, has her haircut by volunteer hairdresser Cynthia Heffley at the annual From The Heart backpack giveaway held Aug. 7 in the Hamilton High School gymnasium. Anza students K through 12 received free haircuts, backpacks, lunch pails and shoes at the special event. Anza Valley Outlook/ Tony Ault photo
The annual From the Heart backpack giveaway was held Aug. 7, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Hamilton High School gym. The event provided much-needed school supplies and more for students in Anza and surrounding communities, to give them the best start for the new school year.“This is a free event for schoolchildren in grades K-12,” organizer Christina James said. “Each child gets a pair of shoes, a package of socks, a loaded backpack and a haircut if needed!”Hemet Unified School District students attending the Anza Hamilton schools need pens, paper, crayons, and art supplies and a backpack in which to safely keep it all. New shoes and socks make each child feel special, with the latest colorful styles to choose from.[gallery td_select_gallery_slide="slide" ids="50328,
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