School is starting for the EVSC and other area schools next week and many parents are scrambling to come up with supplies and required uniforms for local students. With the economic future uncertain, many parents are finding that even the cost of sale priced back-to-school items can bust their budget.
This weekend, several area agencies will be providing school supplies and uniforms to area residents. Remember that lines will be long for these events, so come prepared to wait it out in the weekend heat.
Back 2 School Unity Fest
CK Newsome Center, 100 E. Walnut St. Evansville
9am until 11am, Saturday, Aug. 6th
Items will include; free backpack with supplies and personal items, school uniforms for $1 per item (limit of two pants and two shirts per student). Students must be accompanied by a parent. The event is open to students in grades K-8.
Contact info: Evansville Christian Life Center, 423-9222
Patchwork Central Back-to-School Sale
Patchwork Central, 100 Washington Ave. Evansville
9am to 11:30am, Saturday, Aug. 6th
School supplies are available to Elementary age students only. Items are not free, but are provided at a reduced cost. Patchwork will also have socks and undergarmets available.
Contact info: Patchwork Central, 424-2735
St. Johns United Methodist Church, 411 Taylor Ave. Evansville
12pm to 2pm, Saturday, Aug 6th
School supplies and shoes will be given away to students with parent or guardian.
Contact info: 425-0952
Back-to-School Clothes Giveaway
Studio Bee, 120 Flint St. Boonville
8am to 12pm, Saturday, Aug. 6th
Studio B will provide a free mini-health clinic and vaccinations for students grades K-6. Students in grades K-12 will receive clothing at no cost and local stylists will be providing hair cuts free of chrage.
Contact info: 897-5398
Back-to-School Haircut Blitz
2427 N. Sherman St. Evansville
12pm to 6pm, Saturday, Aug. 6th and Sunday, Aug. 7th
Haircuts will be provided for children grades K-12 for a fee of $5.
Contact Info: 401-6444
Forest Hills Baptist Church Back-to-School Outreach
Helfrich Park Middle School, 2603 W. Maryland St. Evansville
2pm to 4pm, Sunday, Aug. 7th
School supplies, backpacks and clothing will be given to students in grades K-12. Student must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
Contact info: 422-6243
If you can’t attend these local events and are finding it difficult to afford school supplies and uniforms, check out local store advertisements either online, or in the paper. Often locations will offer coupons or discounts in their weekly ad. While some items in the stores can still be costly, often sale priced items and coupons can save parents tons of money. Walgreens has a great sale this week with additional coupons listed in their store ad. Here is a sample of sale prices for Walgreens school supplies:
Backpacks and totes, buy one at $9.99 and get one free
Notebooks, pencils or highlighters, 39 cents
Filler paper, Composition books, crayons or colored pencils, 59 cents
2 Pocket folders, 11 cents
Glue, glue sticks or pencil box, 59 cents
Scissors, 79 cents
Lead refills or mechanical pencils, 99 cents
Eraser caps or pink erasers, 29 cents
If you are still having difficulty affording school supplies or clothing, contact the EVSC PTA Clothing Bank at, 477-8983.