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Annual Book Bag Giveaway Returns to DC Area

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The second annual Bookbag Giveawayhopes to give 10,000 DC-area students a leg up as they prepare for the upcoming school season.

If Sunday's giveaway will be anything like last year's, hundreds of people may be lining up for free book bags and school supplies hours before doors even open.

This year the giveaway includes lots of kid-friendly information on child health such as yoga demonstrations and nutrition counseling by an upscale Adams Morgan day spa.

DC Councilman At Large Kwame Brown joined forces with a church in Maryland to organize the event.

"There's nothing like a kid going to school well prepared. If you ask any teacher they'll tell you it's important for children to come to school with the right essentials to learn," he says.

One bookbag per person will be given to any child or adult in attendance.

The event runs from 2:30 to 6:00 pm Sunday at two locations - the Life Center Church in Camp Springs, Maryland, and the Ambulatory Care Center at DC General Hospital.

Mana Rabiee reports...

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