Peacock Real Estate is holding their 5th annual backpack giveaway.
On August 13, at Peacock’s property, they will be hosting a large event to celebrate going back to school. This is where students can come and grab their free backpack filled with school supplies.
Mary Peacock, owner of Peacock Real Estate, is very passionate and proud of this event.
“When I started my business I always wanted to give back and I felt this was the way to do it,” She says. “I used to drive a school bus for 15 years for Morley Stanwood, so I’ve seen the need.”
Every year, the backpack giveaway goal has been 300. But for the 5th annual year, they decided to set the goal at 500.
“It just grows year after year,” Peacock says. “The first year we gave away 50 to 75 backpacks, and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger and bigger.”
With the event increasing in size, Peacock Real Estate is looking for more donations. They are accepting backpack, money, and school supply donations to go toward the event.
“We have 200 right now, so we’re looking for another 300 backpacks.” She says.
Peacock is asking that the donations be brought to the Peacock Real Estate building. But if you can’t make it in, they also are sharing their Venmo account over the phone.
The event will take place from noon until 3 p.m. Students of all ages, from all over, are welcome to come get a backpack, but they are given on a first come, first serve basis. There will also be bouncy houses, hot dogs, ice cream, and water.
“We make it a huge event because it’s a celebration to go back to school.” Peacock says.