Where to Find Free School Supplies in Spartanburg

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Wondering how you can afford school supplies this year? We’ve compiled a list of community groups and events in Spartanburg where free school supplies will be available to kids!

Back to school time is a hectic, stressful time for most families. The excitement of a new class, possibly a new school and meeting new friends. For parents, the cost of all the supplies needed might be a financial burden too large to handle. The National Retail Foundation reports that families of school  age children will spend $80.7 billion dollars on supplies this year. Statistics show that equates to an average of $500-$700 per family.

Often times, it’s teachers that step in to fill the gap when families can’t afford to send in the necessary supplies. Seeing this burden placed on teachers has resulted in a lot of communities offering free supplies to children prior to the start of school. 

We’ve compiled a list of events that not only offer free school supplies, but other valuable resources that families might need as the new school year begins.

National Night Out – City of Duncan

Tuesday August 6th
Stoneledge Park – 119 South Spencer Street, Duncan

This free community event includes free school supplies, kids activities and free food. 

Roebuck Family Skate Center

August 13th 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
989 Old Georgia Road, Moore

Family fun night $5 entry with free school supply giveaway

Select Health Of South Carolina  Jump Start Back-To-School

Augut 16th 9 am-12 pm
CC Woodson Community Center
210 Bomar Avenue, Spartanburg

Back to school information, children’s activities, food and drinks and free backpacks with school supplies

Chesnee Back to School Bash

August 17th 10 am
Cada Park – North Carolina Avenue, Chesnee

Free health clinic and free school supplies

Packs For Kids

District 2 School Supply Giveaway
August 17th from 1 pm – 5 pm
Boiling Springs First Baptist Church.

Razor Sharp Barber Shop

August 18th 11 am – 5 pm
405 John B White Boulevard, Spartanburg

Free back-to-school haircuts

Every child deserves to start the school year off with a new set of supplies. We hope this list helps kids in the community do just that. We will continue to update this list as events are announced.

Looking for more back to school events? Check out our Spartanburg Back to School Guide.

Did we miss an event? Let us know in the comments!

About the Author
Melanie is a native New Yorker, who landed in the Upstate by way of Florida. She is the mom to two awesome kids, and the three of them love going on adventures! She enjoys sharing her finds with friends and loves even more that she can share them with Kidding Around readers! She can be found on Instagram @figuringthisoutdotcom

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