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Costco Donates 300 Backpacks to Local Elem. School

POSTED: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 4:16pm

UPDATED: Monday, August 22, 2011 - 5:49pm

EL PASO- EPISD students headed back to school today and the kids at one south central elementary school got an unexpected surprise.

Costco donated hundreds of backpacks loaded with school supplies to the students at Zavala Elementary. The school handed out the backpacks this morning to about 300 students. The principal says Costco’s donation made a huge difference.

"It’s a big help when we have parents with 5 kids that can't buy backpacks for every one. It's helpful for all parents," says Principal Teresa Zamarripa.

Costco selects a different school each year and donates backpacks to its students.

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