QUEENS, N.Y. (PIX11) -- Multi-Grammy award winning artist LL Cool J attended the second annual "Back to School Giveaway" in Queens today.
LL Cool J returned to his hometown to give children new backpacks filled with essential school supplies.
The average parent with children in grades K-12 spends $86 on school supplies.
Nearly 16-million children in the United States live in poverty. The back-to-school event works to combat those numbers.