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Aug 29, 2016 5:01 PM

More than 1,500 stuffed backpacks donated to NH students

MANCHESTER— 1,504 backpacks were donated to young students going back to school in New Hampshire.

Merrimack Mortgage Company has completed their 9th annual Back to School Drive.

Donations were made by Mass., NH, and Maine Salvation Army stores and other local organizations.

There was a significant jump from the 2015 drive to 2016 with donations increasing by over 600 backpacks.

The backpacks were stuffed with lunch boxes, pencils, folders, notebooks and more.

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