Back-to-School Supply Drives and Giveaways
WSIL -- As kids head back to the classroom, several organizations are working to make sure they have the supplies they need. Below is a list of school supply drives and giveaways. If you know of a back-to-school drive that is not on our list, please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Supply Drive
School supplies are being collected at the First United Methodist Church, First General Baptist Church, City Hall, or the Hamilton County Unit #10 Office, all located in McLeansboro. The items will then be distributed to Hamilton County students during the district-wide school registration event August 5-7 at the Jr/Sr High School.
School Supply Giveaway
For Cairo students in grades K-12. Sponsored by The View Church - Carbondale.
United Way of South Central Illinois
Friday, August 8
Free lunch (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) with donation
Eligibility Requirements: Any Jefferson County child with a medical card is eligible for the Stuff the Bus program. Medical card must be presented at supply pickup.
Supply Pickup: Friday, August 15 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Saturday, August 2 9 a.m. - Noon
Saturday, August 9 9 a.m. - Noon
Items to Donate:
School Supply Giveaway
Free school supplies, haircuts, music activities, hot dogs, chips, sno-cones. Student must be present to receive school supplies. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Sponsored by: Servants of Christ Outreach Ministries, Community Christian Church of Murphysboro, and other local churches and businesses
Back to School Family Event
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Free school supplies
6:30-8:30 p.m. -- Free family entertainment featuring "The Illusions of Ken Hartley"
Sponsored by First Baptist Church, Second Baptist Church, Third Baptist Church and the Cross Church
School supplies for Harrisburg school students, grades Pre-K thru 8th
Students must be accompanied by an adult to receive school supplies/haircuts.
Back to School Open House
Building tours, meet and greet with teachers. Local churches will be giving out free school supplies to Davie students in attendance.
Back to School Carnival
Free food, games, bounce houses and building tours. Local churches will be giving out free school supplies to all Lincoln students in attendance.
Carbondale Church of Christ Annual Giveaway Day
The Carbondale Church of Christ will offer free household items to college students and the community. Residents are asked to be mindful of others and take only what they need. Donations will be accepted beginning August 1. If you have items to donate, call the church at (618) 457-5105 or email email@example.com
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