More than 60 volunteers gathered at Unity on the Bay in Miami to stuff backpacks Friday morning--more than 5,000 of them, according to Achilles Ballestas, one of the event's organizers.
The backpacks are for kids in need going back to school in South Florida and Haiti.
"Recently it's taken a snowball effect," said Ballestas. "It's gone from a couple hundred [per year] to thousands." They've been stuffing backpacks every year for about a decade.
Volunteers formed an assembly line complete with rulers, pencils, pens, glue sticks, and notebooks.