Drive collects 50 backpacks for students

Friday, August 24, 2007 | 2:41 p.m. CDT; updated 5:28 a.m. CDT, Saturday, July 12, 2008

COLUMBIA — A back-to-school drive collected 50 backpacks for children staying at The Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. The backpack drive, organized by Verizon Wireless, ran from Aug. 9 to Aug. 18. It was the first such drive at the Columbia store. Supplies to fill the backpacks were donated by a Columbia real estate company.

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