A local dentist offers backpacks filled with school supplies to kids in need.
Dr. Leonard Tau of the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence helped some area schoolchildren get the new year off to a scholarly and healthy start through his Backpack Giveaway program.
The dentist donated 75 backpacks containing school supplies and dental items to area students as an example of tzedakah.
He explains: "I opened the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence seven years ago, and became one with the community. There are many families struggling financially, and the cost to send children back to school — very difficult. School supply costs are high and sometimes can cause great hardship for families who must make these needed purchases.
"I thought offering free backpacks would be my way of helping to ease some of the burden."