An East Texas non-profit is making sure kids have all the supplies they need for school.

Heel the Heart is giving out 52 backpacks during their backpacks for you event. Kids of all grade levels came out to Maude Cobb Convention Center for the event.

Founder Shellonda Pruitt-White says this event is meant to help parents who can't afford.

Many students tell us they are excited to start the new school year and learn.

“My favorite subject is science because this year we will do more activities,” Seventh grader Malechi Horton said.

The event also included food and music.