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Donated school supplies handed out Saturday thanks to Packz 4 Kidz

If you have kids, you know the cost of those back-to-school supplies can add up fast and not every family can afford to fill a child's backpack.

That's why Kenzi's Causes is dedicated to giving away new backpacks filled with school supplies to underprivileged children and their families in Colorado every year.

The Packz 4 Kidz backpack giveaway happens Sat., Aug. 11 but viewers have already racked up thousands of dollars through a FOX31 and Channel 2 phone bank.

Donors rallied behind the cause before the giveaway and helped raise over $10,000 in support of the cause.

The giveaway kicked off at 9 a.m. and was scheduled to end at noon or until they are out of backpacks - whichever comes first. The event is free, but it's first come first served.

FOX31 and Channel 2 employees and donors helped collect backpacks and stocked the facility Friday morning.

The giveaway will be held at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park located at 6000 Victory Way, Commerce City, CO 80022 in the Eighteen76 building.

For more information, visit kenziscauses.org or call 720-330-2804.

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