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McDonald’s to give away backpacks at 20 Detroit-area locations July 31 – August11

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No kid in the midst of summer vacation wants to think about school until they absolutely have to, but for some kids it may be a good idea not to wait until zero hour.

From July 31 – August 11, it may not be a bad idea to think scholastically as local McDonald’s give away 3,000 backpacks for the third year in a row as part of the “” sweepstakes.

The supplies, all branded by McDonald’s, will be given away randomly at 20 Detroit-area locations.

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In the back pack will be a spiral notebook, crayons, a ruler, #2 pencils and more. All of these are the basic necessities all kids need to be productive and learn in class.

“My fellow McDonald’s restaurant owners and I are proud to reach more families and individuals than ever before through the expansion of this meaningful program,” says Errol Service, McDonald’s restaurant owner and operator. “Our goal is to support the needs of neighborhood children and families we serve.”

The following Detroit-area restaurant locations will participate in the “McDonald’s Get BackPackin’ to School” giveaway:

Sweepstakes times at City of Detroit locations:

Monday, July 31

10 a.m. – noon                  1000 Mack Ave.

2 – 4 p.m.                           18403 Grand River Rd.

Tuesday, August 1

10 a.m. – noon                1101 Springwells St.

2 – 4 p.m.                         6876 Michigan Ave.

Wednesday, August 2

10 a.m. – noon                  15550 W. McNichols Rd.

2 – 4 p.m.                           17121 Livernois Ave.

Thursday, August 3

10 a.m. – noon                  3975 Conner St.

2 – 4 p.m.                           10400 Gratiot Ave.

Friday, August 4

10 a.m. – noon                  14204 W. Seven Mile Rd.

2 – 4 p.m.                           19840 Van Dyke

Sweepstakes times at metro Detroit locations:

Monday, August 7

10 a.m. – noon                24480 Telegraph Rd., Southfield

2 – 4 p.m.                         44961 Woodward Ave., Pontiac

Tuesday, August 8

10 a.m. – noon                 21000 Greenfield, Oak Park

2 – 4 p.m.                         4899 E. Eight Mile Rd., Warren

Wednesday, August 9

10 a.m. – noon                  15301 Telegraph Rd., Redford

2 – 4 p.m.                           27125 Cherry Hill, Inkster

Thursday, August 10

10 a.m. – noon                  10995 W. Jefferson Ave., River Rouge

2 – 4 p.m.                           14124 Woodward Ave., Highland Park

Friday, August 11

10 a.m. – noon                  16 Ecorse, Ypsilanti

2 – 4 p.m.                           8019 Merriman Rd., Romulus

For complete “McDonald’s Get BackPackin’ to School” sweepstakes rules, visit www.BackPackDetroit.com. No purchase necessary. Must be present to win. One prize per person. Limit of up to 150 backpacks per restaurant.

Rarely has a craving for a burger and fries been so helpful in scholarly pursuits.

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