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Starting the school year can be daunting, especially for students who lack all the supplies. Though backpacks stocked with school supplies can be considered essential, they are a luxury for many students. As they have done for many years, members of Holy Trinity Riverbend parish in southwest Edmonton are helping kids start school on a sure foot by donating backpacks and supplies. The backpacks, blessed by the Rev. Rebecca Harris on Sunday, August 30, will be given to students enrolled in an inner-city school.