News 12 partners with local nonprofits to distribute backpacks to kids

News 12Optimum and Discovery, Inc. partnered with local nonprofit organizations to distribute backpacks to kids and help provide tools needed for a successful year. 
The event was held Friday at the Southwest Community Health Center in Bridgeport from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A total of 500 backpacks were given to attendees, along with information about the community center and the services they offer.
Children were also able to choose a book from one of the community’s partners called Read to Grow.