Group holds back to school drive, gives away 1,500 backpacks

MADISON, Wis. — Hispanics for School Choice, in partnership with School Choice Wisconsin, hosted a Back to School Fair on Saturday.

The event featured a giveaway of 1,500 backpacks filled with school supplies for kids in grades 1 through 8.

Parents were also able to learn about resources in their community and learn about school options in the area.

“We want to make sure that kids are set for success and this is a wonderful way to do it,” organizers told News 3 Now. “Everybody’s very grateful and thankful that we’re helping them with this and they’re happy that we’re thinking about them.”