NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s time for parents and kids to get ready for another school year, but nowadays school supplies can be really pricey.
So in Queens, the Worldstar Foundation held a backpack giveaway on Sunday. Each bookbag was filled with school supplies, CBS 2 reported.
LL Cool J, the star of the hit CBS show “NCIS Miami,” returned to his hometown to help out with the event.
“It lifts a burden. You’d be surprised what $30, $40, $50 dollars, whatever this ends up costing per child and how that affects a family,” LL Cool J said. “This is very important.”
Those who received the backpacks were thrilled.
“I like the supplies and I like the bookbag cause it’s so cool,” said one little girl.
More than 2,000 kids attended the event.
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