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Local businesses host backpack giveaways

Local businesses host backpack giveaways

YAKIMA, Wash. - Local Yakima businesses are hosting backpack giveaways this weekend to help your kids get ready for the school year.

Mexican restaurant, El Rinconsito, is hosting a backpack giveaway on Saturday at its North 1st St. location. The event begins at 2 p.m. and more than 200 backpacks filled with school supplies will be given away.

El Rinconsito District Manager Juan Castellanos said he hosts the giveaway to give back to the community.

“So we can be involved in the community more and just try to give something back from what we get from our customers,” Castellanos said.

Prestige Motors is hosting its second annual backpack giveaway on Sunday at South 1st St. Backpacks with school supplies will be given to the first 250 kids from 3-4 p.m.

Prestige Motors General Manager MJ Awad said he hosts the giveaway because he feels the community needs it.

“We are going on our 10th year here so just a little giveback to the community that’s helped us a lot,” Awad said.

If you want to guarantee a backpack for your child you can sign up at Prestige Motors before Sunday and then come back to pick it up.

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