Weekend events offer free school supplies, haircuts


The greater Dallas community plays a vital role in supporting Dallas ISD.

And with school starting Aug. 24, many businesses, churches, and community groups are stepping up to help ensure students have the supplies and haircuts they need.

Below are some of the events scheduled for this weekend, some of which still offer free school supplies and backpacks. Please note: Most of these events require registering online.

Saturday, August 15

For Oak Cliff

School supplies will be given away to up to 5,000 students that live in select zip codes. Students must be registered online to receive supplies. The event will also feature a job fair, performances, live art, preK registration, and a college fair.

When: 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Glendale Park, 1515 East Ledbetter Dr.
More information: http://foroakcliff.org/

Back to School Extravaganza and Super Saturday

The event will feature free health screenings, games, more than 40 resource booths, face paintings, and free school supplies only for students of Wilmer-Hutchins area schools.

When: 9 a.m.–noon
Where: 5520 Langdon Road
More information: Click here


Elrod’s will host dance performances, product demonstrations, a clown show, face painting and animal balloons in hopes of promoting donations to the Field Trip Fund that will benefit Dallas ISD students.

When: 12 p.m.
Where: 1314 S. Buckner
More information: www.elrodscostplus.com


The event aims to serve the local community that surrounds the Village Church campus by providing health screenings and more to those in need.

When: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Thomas Jefferson High School, 4001 Walnut Hill Lane
More information: http://www.thevillagechurch.net/event/737342-2015-08-15-transform/

Back to School Collaboration Event

While the event is out of backpacks, students can receive school physicals starting at 8 a.m. and general fair information starting at 9 a.m.

When: 9 a.m.-noon
Where: Concord Church, 6808 Pastor Bailey Drive
More information: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/back-to-school-day-event-sat-august-15th-2015-tickets-17031646112?aff=es2

“Get the Job”: Career Preparedness Workshop and School Supply Giveaway

At the event, free school supplies is guaranteed to the first 50 people that register online.

When: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 3700 Dixon Ave.
More information: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/get-the-job-career-preparedness-workshop-school-supply-give-away-tickets-6266454133?aff=es2

Back to School Bash for South Dallas

When: 12 p.m. start
Where: Park South YMCA, 2500 Romine Ave.
More information: http://milesoffreedom.org/mof-events/

Saturday, August 22 

Exline Recreation Center Back to School Carnival and School Supply Giveaway

Early bird registration, which guarantees a backpack full of supplies for a student, is full. However, general registration is still open. With general registration, supplies are given out on a first-come-first-serve basis.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Exline Recreation Center, 2525 Pine St.
More information: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-back-to-school-carnival-tickets-17936071272?aff=es2

Step Up Back to School Bash

At Bancroft Outreach’s first Backpack Bash, registered attendees can get free backpacks and free haircuts. Registration is still open.

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Kiononia Missionary Baptist Church, 3206 S. Tyler St.
More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/step-up-back-to-school-bash-tickets-17546463946?aff=es2

Back to School Awareness Event

The event aims to provide free backpacks to up to 50 kids and free haircuts.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: A Geez Hair Care Center, 1801 J B Jackson Junior Blvd.
More information: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/back-to-school-awareness-event-tickets-17947222626?aff=es2

Monday, August 24

Alameel Foundation Back To School Celebration: School Supply Giveaway

When: 1-4 p.m.
Where: Rocket Center, 416 N. Cockrell Hill
More information: http://www.faithfamilyacademy.org/apps/events/2013/8/24/1535547/?id=0

Remember: People can always donate directly to Dallas ISD schools and help fund everything from scholarships to uniforms. To learn more, potential donors can visit this web page, email partners@dallasisd.org, or call 972-925-5440 

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