ST. PETERSBURG — The family of Paris Whitehead-Hamilton, the 8-year-old girl killed by gang-related gunfire in April, is collecting backpacks for school children in her honor.
The family hopes its "Backpacks from Paris" program will supply 50 to 100 low-income students with backpacks and assorted school supplies. They also want to put a book every backpack they hand out.
The family has decided to give the donations to the children of the St. Petersburg Grandparents Raising Grandchildren program out of the James B Sanderlin Family Center and Christ Gospel Church.
Donations of money, backpacks, school supplies and books are being accepted at 650 16th Ave. S, according to family member LaShawn Crawford.
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