Local students receive free backpacks for upcoming school year

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The Stamford Police Department and a local salvation army have teamed up to donate school supplies for local children.

Dozens of brightly colored backpacks were available for students 16 and under to pick up at the Stamford Police Department on Saturday.

Organizers of the annual event say it's important to alleviate some of the stress of parents and get kids excited for the upcoming school year.

"Our hope is the kids are ecstatic about going back to school and learning," said Anthony Rivera of the Salvation Army.

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