FLINT, Mich. – Over 200 elementary students in Flint have been surprised with backpacks filled with school supplies.
The students of Freeman Elemantary School, ranging from pre-kindergarten to sixth grade, were gathered for an assembly on Tuesday morning. Many of them screamed out in excitement when a curtain concealing the surprise gifts was pulled back.
The Kids in Need Foundation nonprofit group expects to give away backpacks to 5,500 students in Flint, which has been hard-hit by the ongoing lead water crisis.
The Kids In Need Foundation distributes supplies to students across the U.S. through backpack programs such as the one in Flint, free teacher resource centers, and teacher grant programs.