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School supply drives and giveaways across the Mid-South & Memphis area

The Mid-South is gearing up for the new school year with school supply drives and giveaways over the coming weeks.

MEMPHIS, Tenn — It’s already time to start thinking about heading back to school for students. The Mid-South is gearing up with school supply drives and giveaways over the coming weeks.

Below is a list of events which will be updated as more come in.

Giveaways & Drives

  • Back to School Pop Up Shop
    • Saturday Aug. 5
    • Noon-4 p.m.
    • 5529 Summer Ave. 
    • Backpacks and supplies giveaway while supplies last. (Kids must be present.)
    • Free play and activities for kids. 
    • Learn more HERE.
  • Backpack giveaway hosted by Shelby County District 5 Commissioner Shante K. Avant
    • Saturday, Aug. 5 
    • Koinonia Christian Center, 10525 Macon Road 
    • 10 a.m. -2 p.m.
    • Free backpacks and school supplies (while supplies last)
  • Greenlaw/Uptown Back to School Block Party
    • Saturday, Aug. 5
    • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    • Greenlaw Community Center, 190 Mill Ave.
    • Free school supplies and hair cuts, 3-on-3 basketball tournament, bounce house, health screenings
  • Bond Kids Inc. Back to School Block Party
    • Saturday, Aug. 5
    • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
    • 962 Breedlove St.
    • There will be over 300 backpacks that will be given away along with supplies, along with free food, games, music, and haircuts, and wellness check ups for children. 
  • Back 2 School fully equipped
    • Saturday, Aug. 5
    • 9 a.m. - until...
    • Limit Breaker Church, 6720 E. Raines Rd.
    • Free backpacks & school supplies, health care services, food baskets, and more.
  • Back-to-School Chop and Shop 
    • Sunday Aug. 6
    • 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 
    • Hickory Ridge Mall at 6075 Winchester Rd.
    • Free haircuts, school supplies, and backpacks 
  • New Direction Christian Church's Back to School Drive
    • Sunday Aug. 6 
    • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    • 6120 Winchester Rd.
    • Register HERE
  • Back to School Family Day
    • Saturday, Aug. 12
    • 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
    • Stax Museum of American Soul Music
    • 926 East McLemore Ave.
    • Free school supplies, live music, food trucks, games & activities
    • Learn more HERE.

Not-for-profit financial cooperative Southern Security is accepting donations of school supplies for children in Memphis served by the Youth Villages Backpack Heroes Program. Donations can be dropped off at any Southern Security branch from July 5 through July 24. Southern Security branch locations may be found on their website at this link: https://www.southernsecurity.org/locations/.

Southern Security is donating hundreds of backpacks to local children who need them the most and need your help to fill...

Posted by Southern Security Federal Credit Union on Monday, July 10, 2023

ABC24 HYPE 5K/10K Walk-Run

Join us on July 22nd for a run benefitting ABC24’s Sweet Souls for Kids shoe drive. Learn more and how to register HERE.

We have also partnered with the Memphis Police Department COP Unit for the shoe drive. Donations can be dropped off at any MPD precinct before July 22, 2023.

The Memphis Police Department COP Unit has partnered with ABC24 Memphis to provide NEW shoes for Memphis students....

Posted by Memphis Police Department est.1827 on Monday, July 10, 2023

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