NCAA donates 4,000 backpacks for third-graders

Third-graders at 40 Houston ISD elementary schools will start off the new school year with brand new backpacks and school supplies, thanks to a generous donation from the NCAA.

Volunteers from Target spent Tuesday getting everything ready, and then on Wednesday volunteers from the beneficiary schools stuffed the backpacks full of notebooks, pencils, glue sticks and more.

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The elementary schools that will receive the backpacks include:

Alcott Elrod Henderson, N.Q. Petersen
Benbrook Foerster Janowski Pleasantville
Blackshear Foster Jefferson Reynolds
Braeburn Franklin Kelso Rodriguez
Brookline Frost Lewis Sanchez
Bruce Gallegos Martinez, C. Seguin
Cook Golfcrest McNamara Shadydale
Coop Gregg Moreno Sherman
Crespo Grissom Northline Tinsley
Dogan Harris Paige Wesley