Hundreds of Sarasota County students and parents gathered over the weekend at the Boys and Girls Club of Sarasota this weekend.

An event put on by the Tiny Hands Foundation saw hundreds of backpacks being handed out, all packed with school supplies for the coming year.

In all, nearly 1500 packs were handed out to kids in all grades.

A foundation spokesman said over the weekend that between the annual Back-to-School Backpack Brigades and other charitable works, Tiny Hands has helped more than 55,000 local kids and families in need.