Amerigroup hosts 'Repack the Backpacks' for area children

Amerigroup hosts 'Repack the Backpacks' for area children
Russell Guess
Russell Guess

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - As many kids prepare to return to school in the next couple days, one group wants to make sure students get off to a good start with items they need to be successful.

Saturday was the second annual "Repack the Backpacks" event. It was hosted in East Albany by Amerigroup Georgia.

Kids got a backpack filled with paper, pencils, and folders.

"Often kids run out of supplies because those pencils...you know hey...don't last very long and the paper starts running out," said Marketing Account Manager Russell Guess. "So we thought hey what can we do to make sure they have more supplies. And that's what we do we come up with that campaign."

Amerigroup also provided free health screenings for the children.

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