Back-to-school events with school supply giveaways near you

By Jeffrey Ruiz, Report for America Corps Member
Dallas, TX | Government accountability in South Dallas and West Dallas

July 27, 2023

Dallas News

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Events in South Dallas

  • The South Dallas Back to School Bash: Middle, high school sports and band physicals will be provided for free. A $10 donation is encouraged. Sign up to secure your spot.
    • Date and Time: Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Location: Watermark South Dallas (Old Pearl C. Anderson Middle School)
  • Jasmine Crockett’s Back to School Resource Fair: Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett will be providing educational resources for students and will also offer health and workforce development resources. There will also be free mammograms provided by Methodist Dallas. Call (214) 922-8885 if you have any questions about the event.
    • Date and Time: Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Location: Grand Place at Fair Park
  • The Back to School Fair: Foremost Family Health Centers will give students vaccines, health screenings, backpacks and school supplies. Supplies will be distributed while they last. There will also be free food.
    • Date and Time: Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Location: MLK, Jr. Recreation Center
  • The 27th Annual Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair: Students need to live in Dallas or attend a Dallas ISD school to receive essential school supplies. You must provide proof of Dallas residency and verification of household income, which would need to be equal to or less than the 2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines. Families can register at the event website.
    • Date and Time: Friday, August 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Location: Automobile Building and Centennial Hall at Fair Park
  • The Theta Alpha Chapter’s Annual School Supply Giveaway: School supplies, backpacks, free haircuts and food will be distributed to students attending Dallas ISD schools in the 75215 zip code.
    • Date and Time: Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Location: Theta Alpha Foundation House
  • The Back to School Youth Enrichment Pop-Up: The first 100 students attending will receive a free backpack with school supplies. There will also be vendors, food trucks, haircuts, and hair braiding for ages 4-12. For more information, contact Lashell Ricks at 214-815-7805.
    • Date and Time: Saturday, August 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Location: Mount Carmel Missionary Baptist Church
  • The 2nd Annual Backpack Giveaway: All students will receive a free backpack and school supplies. Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will also be food, exercise games, giveaways and other fun activities.
    • Date and Time: Saturday, August 5 from noon at 2 p.m.
    • Location: MLK, Jr. Recreation Center
  • The MLK Back to School Festival:  Pre-K through 12th grade students will receive a free clear backpack stuffed with school supplies and more. All 1,000 clear backpacks will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Children must be in-person to receive items.
    • Date and Time: Saturday, August 12 starting at 9 a.m
    • Location: MLK, Jr. Recreation Center
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Events in West Dallas

  • Jasmine Crockett’s Back to School Resource Fair: Congresswoman Jasmine Crockett will be providing educational resources to local students, as also offer health and workforce development resources for families. There will also be free mammogram services provided by Methodist Dallas mammogram mobile truck. Call (214) 922-8885 if you have any questions about the event.
    • Date and Time: Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Location: Grand Place at Fair Park
  • The 27th Annual Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair: Students need to live in Dallas or attend a Dallas ISD school to receive essential school supplies. You must provide proof of Dallas residency and verification of household income, which would need to be equal or less than the 2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines. Families would need to register at the event website.
    • Date and Time: Friday, August 4 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Location: Automobile Building and Centennial Hall at Fair Park
  • The Back to School Beach Bash: Students entering Pre-K through 12th grade will receive free school supplies and enjoy waterslides, hot food and more. Registration is full, but extra school supplies will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis on Saturday, August 5.
    • Date and Time: Friday and Saturday, August 4-5 from 9 a.m. to noon.
    • Location: Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
  • The 2023 Back to School Fair: Students in zip codes 75208, 75211 and 75212 are given priority for free school supplies. You can also register for the chance to receive a free laptop if you live in those three ZIP codes. Register here: https://bit.ly/3NQMldU
    • Date and Time: August 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Location: West Dallas Multipurpose Center
  • The 3rd Annual Lebetter West Dallas Back 2 School Bash: Register to receive a backpack and school supplies. There will also be free food and haircuts for neighbors. Extra backpacks and school supplies will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students within 75212 and 75211 zip codes will be given first priority.
    • Date and Time: Saturday, August 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Location: Jaycee Recreation Center
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