PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Salvation Army is helping to prepare children for back to school. Volunteers distributed more than 200 backpacks and clothing to families in need.
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They are filled with notebooks and pencils.
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The first day of school for Philadelphia public school students is Tuesday, Aug. 31.