Backpack Buddies Program is accepting school supplies donations

Temple Fire & Rescue is collecting donations for their annual Backpack Buddies Program, which provides backpacks and school supplies for children in need before going back to school.  


This year there are about 2,000 children in need. Those who want to participate are encouraged to donate new backpacks or school supplies to any Temple fire station.  


Families are selected through Temple ISD. Backpacks and supplies will be distributed Aug. 13 to families and school districts.  


If you are interested in sponsoring a child, please contact Carol Lynch at 254-760-6107. 


For more information contact Temple Fire & Rescue Public Information Officer Santos Soto at or Alejandra Arreguin at

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