VAN ALSTYNE, TX - With school right around the corner, one business in Van Alstyne is trying to help kids get ready for the new year.
The Cellular Connection held its second annual School Rocks Backpack Giveaway.
T.C.C. and the Grayson Collin Electric Co-op prepared 500 backpacks filled with pencils, paper, folders, glue and more.
G.C.E.C. general manager Lance White said the backpack giveaway is to help ease the financial stress of area families.
"For the most part it's been a great deal. It's been very effective for the kids and the parents to save a little bit of money. Especially if you have 2 or 3 kids, you could spend 2 or 3 hundred bucks or more just buying school supplies for those kids. In this day and time we got to save all we can," said White.