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School Supplies Giveaway This Week

(La Porte, IN) - Free school supplies will be handed out Wednesday in La Porte. The annual “Rock The Block” will occur in an open field on 10th Street beside La Porte High School. Well over 1,000 backpacks containing school supplies like pencils and paper were given away last year.


The annual back-to-school event involves Bethany Lutheran Church, American Licorice Company, the Door Church, and many other organizations to assure students have the supplies needed to start the school year.


Bethany Church member Carey Garwood said about 1,400 people have already pre-registered online to receive supplies. People who have pre-registered will receive school supplies from 2-3 P.M. Walk-ins will be accepted from 3-5 P.M. 


People can pre-register at www.rocktheblocklaporte.com.


Free pizza slices will be provided by Domino’s Pizza, while hot dogs will be available at no cost from Bethany Lutheran Church. Other items, including school supplies not contained in the backpacks, will also be offered by various companies and organizations.


“Lots of families really enjoy this and look forward to it each year,” Garwood said.

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