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Salvation Army trying to fill 1,000 backpacks for Saskatoon students in need

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WATCH ABOVE: Volunteers have filled close to 600 backpacks since Monday; steady progress towards their target of 1,000. Nicole Stillger with details – Aug 22, 2018

The Salvation Army has brought back a program to ensure Saskatoon students in need have a backpack filled with school supplies to get them through the year.

Since its inception in 2010, the Back-To-School Backpack Program has reached 4,000 children.

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“I am super grateful for the program,” a parent recipient of the program said in a press release.

“It gives kids a chance to grow with the community, so they have the same things the others have.”

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This year’s goal is to help another 1,000 students through the program.

Volunteers will be filling backpacks with freshly stocked supplies from Aug. 20 to 24.

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