BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - This is the fourth year that Esthilia Hunt has been giving away fully loaded backpacks at absolutely no cost to local children as they start the school year.
She uses her own money and has received help from her co-workers at Time Warner Cable, her church and her friends. But this is truly Hunt's passion because she believes it can make a difference in a child's life.
"I raised three beautiful kids. The last one is in college. I think that giving to the kids, responding to the kids, helps the children and that's my whole mission in life. My mission in life has always been to help other kids," Hunt said.
She packed 325 backpacks with school supplies and a box of cereal for elementary, middle, and high school students. She gave them away on Tuesday until they were gone.
Her only requirement was that the child had be present to get the backpack. She wanted to see those faces and encourage each child.
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