Quincy Alderman collects hundreds of backpacks for kids with community support
Seventh Ward Alderman Terri Heinecke collected more than 300 backpacks for students gearing up for the fall semester this month.
She distributed them Monday evening at a Back to School Picnic at Parsons Youth Center.
Heinecke's initial goal this year was to collect 150 bookbags. She collected more than twice that amount thanks to the support of donors and sponsors.
"I’m thrilled, thrilled, and so are the kids. People of Quincy, when it's for a cause and when kids are involved, are wonderful absolutely wonderful."
Heinecke added she hopes to collect more than 400 bookbags next year.