Backpack giveaway happening in Rock Island

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Lonnie Ray’s Academy in Rock Island is holding a backpack give-a-way for families just before the start of school.

It’s happening Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at 815 9th Street in Rock Island.

This comes as families are planning to spend an average of $850 on back to school shopping this year. That’s according to MarketWatch.

It’s up $59 from last year.

The backpacks include school supplies such as notebooks, pencils and pens. They also have hygiene products such as toothbrushes and toothpaste, and soap.

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