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Back-to-school events in Northeast Florida offer free supplies, backpacks and more

Backpack giveaways to be held all over Northeast Florida.
Backpack giveaways to be held all over Northeast Florida.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – It’s time again for children to say goodbye to summer break and hello to another year of school.

To make sure students are prepared to start the school year on the right foot, volunteers, organizations and others have organized backpack giveaways and free school supply events.

News4Jax has compiled a list of events below:

Back 2 School Bash | August 7, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. at Agape Family Health - (Northside) 1680 Dunn Ave

This free event will offer raffles and prizes, a bookbag drive, school sports physicals, vaccines, music and more.

Back 2 School Bash

Back to School Sunday at River City Baptist Church | August 8, 10:30 a.m. at River City Baptist Church

Event description: “Are you in the Arlington area looking to score some free school supplies? Come join us for our special Back to School Sunday at River City Baptist Church! We will be giving away 72 backpacks filled with school supplies to all students who are registered to attend this event. Secure your free backpack and register today! Backpacks will only be given to students in attendance at the event.”

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Back to School Bash | August 14, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Ed White High School

The 8th annual My Sister, My Brother, My Friend community event hosted by Sisterly Acts will be held on August 14 at Ed White High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There will be free music, food, games, prizes and more.

Back to School Bash

Annual Back to School Drive | August 25, 12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Vista Landing Apartments in Jacksonville

“Ghetto Seeds will be partnering with the Dream Center outreach for our annual back-to-school drive. We will be giving out FREE backpacks and other school supplies to kids in need. Covid-19 has put some families in some tough spots and some have been hit harder than others, so we are doing our part by giving back to our community.”

Did we miss an important event? Email CLuter@wjxt.com to have your event added to the list.


About the Author:

Carianne Luter is a social media producer for News4Jax and has worked at Channel 4 since December 2015. She graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in communications.