Published: Jul 26, 2010 7:13 PM EDT
Updated: Jul 26, 2010 4:12 PM EDT

Southwest Florida - A group of local churches are doing what they can to make sure needy children are ready for school.

SWFL Project Backpack is a combined effort of local churches and organizations in order to provide FREE backpacks filled with school supplies to families in need in Southwest Florida.

This year, there will be six locations across SWFL that will be having block parties on Saturday, August 14th from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

At each location there will be free food, games and entertainment along with a free backpack full of school supplies for the first 1,000 kids. All are welcome to come join us as we give away backpacks and have some fun.

For more information, locations and how you can sponsor a child or donate supplies for the event, please visit