Edinburg students and families gear up for the new school year

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This Saturday, Edinburg families and students received  free school supplies, COVID-19 vaccinations, health care information, and free haircuts for kids during a back-to-school giveaway event.

More than 1,000 families and over 600 children were able to get school supplies at no cost, something Edinburg officials say is much needed in the community.

“This community has a lot of hardships,” Precinct 4 County Commissioner Ellie Torres said. “There [are] a lot of families in this area that are, right now, without jobs. They have limited resources, so this is a great time to bring all the resources that we have available through our network.”

The event aimed to welcome students back to school and encouraged families to get children over 12 vaccinated against COVID-19 before heading back into the classroom.

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