PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Temple University continued their homecoming tradition and broke a Guinness World Record.READ MORE: Some Philadelphia Residents Facing Fines For Piled Up Curbside Trash As Pickups Delayed
This year they made some area children very happy.READ MORE: Sixers Force Game 7 With Gritty Road Win Over Hawks
The school called the event “Pack It Up TU” and students worked together to pack 6,026 backpacks to break the world record for most backpacks stuffed with school supplies in an hour.
Temple is working with 20 organizations that will benefit from this event, including elementary and high schools.MORE NEWS: Police Searching For Dirt Bike-Riding Suspect In West Philadelphia Deadly Shooting
In 2016, Temple shattered the record of most peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made in one hour with 49,100. The sandwiches were all donated to local food banks.