Hayat Pharmacy donates backpacks and supplies for neghborhood students heading back-to-school

September 2, 2015

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A cool rainy morning on Saturday, August 29, 2015 did not deter guests of Hayat Pharmacy, 1919 W. North Ave., from lining up to receive one of the 145 fully stocked backpacks that Hayat Pharmacy owner Hashim Zaibak donated to neighborhood students preparing to return to school. By the time the store opened at 9 a.m., about 30 people were already waiting in line. In the photo at right, store staff members Amir Kaloti (left) and Andre Thompson try to keep guests dry. The store gave out all of its backpacks within the first two hours of opening, according to Zaibak.