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
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!