Area back to school events

The summer will be over before we know it, and school will be back in session. Below is a list of area events to help students and families get prepared for the upcoming school year. 

As the summer closes, we'll continue to update this with new events. 

Clay County

Middleburg United Methodist Church School Supply Giveaway
Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at Middleburg United Methodist Church on 3925 Main Street
Items being distributed include pencils, paper, composition notebooks, crayons, scissors and any other items on Clay County District Schools’ requirement list.

Duval County

Motorcycle Community B2S Giveaway

Aug. 5, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Lonnie C. Miller Park

Nineteen motorcycle, social and auto clubs come together in a group effort to give away book bags and supplies to children in kindergarten through the 12th grade.

For more information contact T'Real at 904-338-3989 or 904-485-7667.


Beams Annual Back to School Event
Aug. 5, 8 a.m. – noon at Beach Church, 325 7th Ave North, Jacksonville Beach
Beam will distribute backpacks, school supplies, clothes and other necessary items which are age appropriate for students from kindergarten through the 12th grade. Bring picture ID, proof of residency and social security card or shot records for each child.
For more information contact Shivani Kanji at 904-241-7437 ext. 112 or


Tools 4 School Jax
Aug. 5. 10 a.m. – noon at 2078 Cassat Avenue
The Divine Intervention and Prevention Foundation will kick off the annual back to school supply and clothing giveaway. #Tools4SchoolJax
For more information contact Angie Bree 904-438-4347.


Beauty Fab Lab
Aug. 5, noon – 3 p.m. at 8126 Lem Turner Road
For more information contact Steven Holmes at


Abyssinia Missionary Baptist Church
Aug. 12, 11 a.m. at 10325 Interstate Center Drive
Free backpacks, supplies and free haircuts for the first 40 people.
For more information call 904-696-1770.


Virginia College B2S Event (for college students only)

Aug. 5, 10 a.m. - noon at 5940 Beach Boulevard

The event will feature refreshments, popcorn, cotton candy, music, campus tours, cosmetology services, a cooking demonstration and school supplies drive for which everyone is encouraged to bring and donate supplies.

For more information contact Audrey Pannell 205-503-5955.


MWUGL of Jacksonville giveaway 2017

Aug. 5, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Most Worshipful Union Grand Lodge, 410 North Broad Street

Free school supplies, clothing, haircuts, vision screenings, health education and more. 


School Supply Drive

July 30 - Aug. 12 at Maurices in the Oak Leak Town Center at 9625 Crosshill Boulevard

School supply drive to help children in the local community. Everything from backpacks to highlighters is needed. 


Block Party and Give Away

Aug. 12, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Bethel Church, 215 Bethel Baptist Street. The event will include a speacila performance and music by D.J. Major, food, bounce houses, and more.


St. Johns Cathedral Back to School Event

Aug. 5, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the St. Johns Cathedral, 256 East Church Street.

500 free backpacks with school supplies included. 

For more information call 904-432-5776

Flagler County

Back to School Jam
July 29, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the EW Anderson Athletic Center on the campus of Flagler-Palm Coast High School
Flagler Education Foundation will provide polo-style shirts and backpacks for just $5 while supplies last. A handful of hair stylists will provide free haircuts to students on site, and social service organizations will also have information tables.
For more information contact Jason Wheeler at