Hadiya Pendleton Foundation giving away backpacks, school supplies to students

August 21, 2013 2:46:41 PM PDT
On this first day of school for many students in the Chicago area, the Hadiya Pendleton Foundation is giving away free backpacks to 100 students.

Pendleton's parents are determined to create a positive change for local children.

They partnered with police, schools and after school programs to donate the backpacks along with school supplies.

Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed last January while in a park with classmates.

Chicago Public Schools classes start Monday.