Motorcycle Club Gives Away 520 Backpacks to Area Kids

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- More than 500 kids in the Rockford area are ready to go back to school in style and they have a motorcycle group to thank for it.

The line stretched across the lawn at Booker Washington Center as members of Love and Loyalty, an all women Motorcycle Club, handed out backpacks filled with school supplies. To make sure they're looking good for their first day kids could also get free haircuts.

Parents say with the school supply lists growing every year this free event takes a huge burden off their shoulders.

"Sometimes I feel as though we're more supplying for the classroom instead of the student so this really helps out so the parents can be able to buy the other things that the school is requiring too," Priscilla Hernandez, a mother of two, said.

The group had nearly 520 book bags to hand out today. They collected the donations throughout the year to make the giveaway possible.


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