ST. LOUIS – Some of the area's needy children got a head start for the upcoming school year.

The kids received free backpacks filled with school supplies through the sixth annual Sail Foundation Back-to-School giveaway in north St. Louis.

Sail Foundation was created to honor fallen St. Louis firefighter Leonard Riggins, who was shot and killed in 2008 by a teenage carjacker, who he stopped to help, thinking he was a stranded driver.

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