School backpack drive underway


Grandparents and Kin Raising Grandchildren is planning for the next school year and seeking anyone who wishes to participate in its “Pack A Back” campaign which collects new backpacks and school supplies for its clients.

Here are some ways that you can help:

Sponsor a child/youth. For only $50, you can supply a brand new backpack filled with grade-appropriate school supplies to a deserving student.

Host a drive. Put a box at your business to collect supplies from your customers.

Contribute gift cards, backpacks, or school supplies. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Sponsor online at or contact Nadine Brooks (404-838-6157 or