Wrangell Sentinel -

By Dan Rudy 

102 kids helped in annual schoolbag distribution


August 31, 2017

Ahead of local kids starting school this week, a regional program wanted to make sure students started prepared.

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) department for Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska distributed more than 2,000 backpacks and athletic bags to communities across Southeast Alaska. Working with Wrangell Cooperative Association, several CCTHITA employees were in town last week with 102 bags, each filled with age-appropriate school supplies to start the year off right.

“It’s a great program,” said Teresa Sarabia, acting manager for CCTHI...

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