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Gainesville giveaway fills bookbags with hope
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About 60 people wait Thursday at the office of Harrison Square Apartments for free bookbags and school supplies. Eighty to 100 kids in the Gainesville Housing Authority complex’s 75 apartments will benefit from the donations, said Beatriz Shirley, property case manager at Harrison Square. Median income for housing authority residents is about $14,000 per year, said special projects coordinator Jim Chapman. - photo by NAT GURLEY
About 60 parents and children waited in line Thursday for free bookbags and school supplies at the office of Harrison Square Apartments. Amerigroup health insurance company bought most of the gifts, including 100 bookbags. Office Pro's also donated school supplies.