HCSO sponors backpack giveaway

Published on: August 13, 2019

Sheriff’s Office hosts annual backpack giveaway for kids in need

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office went way out Aug. 6 for kids in the Wimauma Boys & Girls Club summer program at the HCSO Back-to-School Backpack Splash; the event furnished each child with a colorful backpack filled with school supplies.
Representing Sheriff Chad Chronister, HCSO Major Bob Ura, District 4 commander, emceed and thanked the following community partners for making the giveaway possible: Ed Bricker and Cassandra Krause, of the Vista Palms Homeowners Association; the Boys & Girls Club of Tampa Bay; Balm residents Joe and Vicky Sumner and the 6ixthelement Barbershop of Brandon, which provided 27 haircuts.
Mirroring the sentiments of Wimauma Boys & Girls Club Director Ronnie Peacock, who said the event “…means everything to the families involved,” Community Resource Deputy Jeff Merry said,
“I definitely appreciate all the residents of Sun City Center who helped these kids in need have all the supplies they need to start school. Otherwise, they would have started day one without even a pencil.”

Lois Kindle