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REMINDER: Build a Backpack Drop Off is Monday, Aug. 14

The City’s 12th-Annual Build a Backpack campaign resulted in more than 1,418 backpacks donated July 28 for Austin Independent School District students — blowing past our goal of 900, and the previous record set in 2016 of 1,126 backpacks.

The final step in the campaign is to drop off the backpacks, and media are invited to attend this year.

We will meet at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 14, at Dobie Pre-K, 1200 E Rundberg Lane, Austin, TX 78753.

The plan is to visit seven of the 11 schools that day. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP to Aly Van Dyke in CPIO at [email protected].

This year, the backpacks will make their way to 11 area schools, including one pre-K, five elementary, two middle and two high schools as well as Gardner Betts.

More information about the 2017 Build a Backpack campaign is available at austintexas.gov/buildabackpackA blog with photos, videos and quotes from the donation event July 28 is available here. We will be using #COABAB2017 and #BuildaBackpack2017 on social media.

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