Radio Station Hands Out Free Backpacks

San Angelo, TX - Just in time for the new year, a local radio station handed out hundreds of backpacks to students. Q99.5 radio hosted the give away this morning.

Kids from elementary all the way through high schoolers could pick out a backpack.

This year the radio station collected more than 400 backpacks for the giveaway.

Organizers say it feels amazing to help the community.

"It makes me feel awesome. These kids are really nice and they walk away having this awesome look on their face. They are so excited and it really feels great to see them happy," says Jackie Umphres.

In past years, the radio has handed out school supplies.

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