COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Last December we reported on a tragic accident south of Pueblo. That claimed the life of an innocent boy and his grandmother. Now, that little boy's parents want his legacy to live on.
The parents of Elijah Hagger are preparing for a backpack giveaway in honor of their son.
They bought 50 backpacks with the money that had been earmarked for Elijah academic school year.
Now, they're asking the community to donate school supplies so they can fill them up, and give them to those in need.
Elijah’s parents say this will help other students. “It's for a good cause, we love him, we miss him so we defiantly ask for the community to reach out if they need a backpack or know anyone who needs a backpack. We are asking that people donate more backpacks if they're able to,” says Brandy Hagger.
“And even if you don't do it for our child, do it for the community. We know there are a lot of kids who are unfortunate right now that aren't able to have school supplies or backpacks," explains his father Rashad Nicholas.
Elijah was just nine-years-old and would have been entering 5th grade at mark twain elementary school.
The backpacks will be donated mid- August before the new school year begins.
Click on Elijah's Pack-a-Backpack for the drop off locations.