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Superstar provides backpacks to kids in need

Zackeria Lovick cares about kids and keeping them supplied with school tools. For months the 8-year-old boy has been collecting donations so he can use the money to buy backpacks for kids in need.

Zackeria Lovick cares about kids and keeping them supplied with school tools.

For months the 8-year-old boy has been collecting donations so he can use the money to buy backpacks for kids in need.

Zack said, "Each and every kid in Fresno Unified to succeed in school and have the supplies they need from where they're at right now until all the way until they graduate from college."

Zack's mom, Malarie Silos, says he got the idea to help kids when he was shopping for his own school supplies.

He was concerned about classmates who couldn't afford to go shopping.

Malarie said, "So he wanted to know what they did and how they got through school if they didn't have the stuff they needed."

So far Zackeria has handed out more than 180 backpacks.

He has a Facebook page where he asks for help from the community.

Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, Jim Yovino applauds Zackeria for putting service before self.

Superintendent Yovino said, "This is a young man who already knows the art of giving. I can tell you the more you give the more you will get back in return."

Zackeria visits one school every month armed with 25 backpacks loaded with pencils, erasers and other stuff to get you thru the day in school.

Zack believes it will make a difference. "I hope every single kid succeeds in school and gets an A+," said Zack.

For his hard work to outfit needy kids with backpacks, Zackeria Lovick is Superintendent Yovino's Superstar for March.

If you would like to help, follow Zack on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/Zackerias-School-Supply-Drive-863856773684697/

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