As the school year begins, parents stock up on the costly list of required school supplies and backpacks.
For some, the purchase of these items is a hardship.
To assist those in need, community churches and organizations have collected supplies and funds to donate not only school supplies and backpacks, but also haircuts and immunizations .
Over the next few weeks these organizations are hosting back-to-school festivals, fairs and bashes. Some events even offer food, safety assistance and fun!
Here is a list of a few of the upcoming events:
Bixby Back-to-School Bash
When: August 5th, noon - 6:00 pm
Where: Bixby Outreach Center, 114 Breckenridge, Bixby
What: Free school supplies, free haircuts, mobile dental unit, free immunizations, hearing and screening test, safety seat check, free hot dogs and drinks, jupiter jumps, face painting
For: Students of Keifer, Mounds, Haskell, Bixby, Glenpool, Jenks, Leonard and Liberty schools
When: August 6th, 9:00 am – noon
Where: Broken Arrow Northside Christian Church, 1201 North Elm Place, Broken Arrow
What: Clothing, haircuts, school supplies and backpacks available for those in need. Just show up. No pre-registration needed.
For: Anyone in need
When: August 13th, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where: John 3:16 Mission Family and Youth Center, 2027 North Cincinnati Avenue
What: Free school supplies to up to 1,500 students, immunizations, food, sno-cones, games, inflatables
For: Low-income families with children (K-12). Parents must bring SS cards
Restore Hope Ministries
When: August 8th – 12th, M, T, W, Th, F 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM - 3 PM
Where: Restore Hope Ministries, 2960 South Charles Page Blvd., Tulsa (918) 582-5766
What: School supplies through program called Project School Supplies. Supplies are
distributed at the time of registration, 8/8-8/12/2011. Must bring Social Security cards for parent/guardian and for children; photo ID for parent/guardian. Application form required.
For: Students K-12 in Tulsa County schools.
For more area back-to-school resources visit tTownmoms.com .