Verizon-Cellular Plus in the Billings area will be giving away free backpacks filled with school supplies on Saturday, July 25 from 10 am to noon.
“We are excited to be able to give back to our local community and help students kick off the school year with a brand-new backpack,” stated President, Adam Kimmet. “Although we are not sure what the school year will look like, we know there will be learning taking place and kids will need school supplies. We would like to help make it a little easier for families to afford these essential supplies so that students can start off the school year prepared and confident.”
The Verizon-Cellular Plus Backpack to School program incorporates employees, customers, and their vendor partners. They organized an internal employee donation program and are also accepting donations from their guests in the stores to help as many families as possible. Donations will be staying local so each backpack that is donated at a specific location will be distributed to children in that same area.
No purchase is necessary to receive a backpack, but a child must be present with an adult to claim their free backpack. There are a limited number available and will be distributed while supplies last. The Verizon-Cellular Plus team members who are distributing the free backpacks will be wearing masks and gloves and will be following social distancing guidelines.
Cellular Plus has 17 locations in the region:
In Billings at 4005 MT Sapphire Drive, off Shiloh Road; 111 S. 24th Street West, across from Rimrock Mall; 1701 Grand Ave, on the corner of 17th and Grand; 611 Hilltop, in the Heights on the corner of Hilltop and Main.
In Lockwood at 700 Johnson Lane, next to the ACE Hardware.
In Laurel at 401 S. 1st Avenue, between Subway and City Brew.
In Glasgow at 54147 US-2, next to Newton Motors.
In Glendive at 620 N. Merrill Avenue, across from Holiday Gas Station.
In Lewistown at 1308 West Main Street, at the top of Main Street west of McDonald’s.
In Miles City at 204 South Haynes Avenue, next to Wendy’s.
In Sidney at 323 S. Central Avenue, across from Sidney Middle School.
In Cody at 1826 17th Street, across from Albertsons.
In Gillette at 2207 S. Douglas Hwy, across from Walmart, and at 700 S. Douglas Hwy, next to Family
In Powell at 145 W. Coulter Avenue, across from Subway.
In Sheridan at 1875 Coffeen Avenue, next to Albertsons, and at 377 Coffeen Avenue, across from First Federal Savings Bank.
Cellular Plus is a Verizon authorized retailer, founded in 1998, and headquartered in Billings, MT.