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Verizon and Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School partner for back-to-school backpack donation

BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF

Irving, Texas. August 17, 2017

On Wednesday, Verizon partnered with Irving’s Lorenzo de Zavala Middle School and their annual Parents’ Night, providing over 900+ free backpacks filled to the brim with school supplies in advance of their first day of school.

"Needless to say, it was a very rewarding evening with a lot of really excited middle schoolers – some even received their first backpack ever.", said Erin Neves.

Verizon specifically picked de Zavala Middle School because it is in its backyard – Verizon’s South Central HQ is in Irving, and has called it home for well over 30 years.

This is part of a larger Verizon initiative called “We Need More” in which they are providing nearly 9,000 backpacks in 12 states.


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