While some schools are already in session for the fall, it is not too late to stock up on free school supplies at the back-to-school drives near Oak Cliff and South Dallas.
Dallas ISD schools began the new academic year on Aug. 2, while other district schools are set to begin on Aug. 16.
According to The Dallas Morning News, there are three different upcoming supply drives that are sure to help those in need and allow kids to set up for success.
The following drives are scheduled to occur on August 14, 2021.
The MLK Center is hosting a Back-to-School Drive-Thru Festival, running from 10 a.m. to noon. The center expressed its hopes to serve approximately 1,000 families at this year’s event.
Although no registration is required, students must be present to pick up the supplies, as parents are not allowed to pick them up on their child’s behalf. All Dallas ISD students are eligible to receive assistance. The address for this event is 2922 MLK Jr Blvd, 75215.
The next school supply is being hosted by For Oak Cliff and will begin at 9 a.m. and last until 1:00 p.m. The organization will be giving out backpacks and is currently accepting school supply donations. However, due to the ongoing pandemic, this event is being operated strictly on a drive-thru basis and is not allowing walk-ups.
This back-to-school event will be located at 5150 Mark Trail Way, 75232, 4478 S. Marsalis Ave., 75216. For more information about the event or to pre-register for a backpack, click here.
Lastly, the final back-to-school event is being hosted by the Dream Center and will occur in their parking lot located at 1900 S Ewing Ave., Dallas, TX, 75216.
The event will run from 10 a.m. to noon and students will have the opportunity to pick up not only free school supplies but fresh produce as well. Come hungry and arrive early, because Community BBQ & Grill’s food truck will be giving away free plates until they run out.
These are some great events that are sure to guarantee your students' success and are recommended for all who can stop by!