Back to School Events 2017: Listed by Date *this is a work in progress page! Keep checking back!
August 12, 2017
The Potter's Way Church School Supply Giveaway- Benton American Legion 311 S Main Street Benton, Illinois This is our 6th annual Back to School supply give-away. We will provide a book bags filled with basic school supplies that are grade appropriate. Safari Dental will also be on sight to do dental exams. To participate, your child(ren) MUST be PRE-REGISTERED. Please contact Pastor Roger Webb @ 513-8550.
Back to School Bash- DeSoto United Methodist Church 209 W Lincoln St, De Soto, Illinois 62924 2-4pm FREE- Snow cones, Giant Slide, Popcorn, Balloons, and Games Pencil Boxes with school supplies!
Dorrisville Baptist Church Back to School Bash-Harrisburg 4-6pm 1300 S Feazel Street Harrisburg, Illinois We shop from the Harrisburg school lists, but students from other schools are welcome to participate. This is for students Pre-K thru high school. Please note students must be accompanied by an adult, we look forward to helping our community get ready for school! The Dental Safari team will begin at noon seeing students, but the other services will begin around 4 pm. We will open the doors earlier so families can wait in the air conditioning. Meal provided gym shoes School supplies from Harrisburg school lists Haircuts Dental exams by Dental Safari- 12-6
August 20, 2017 Back to School Block Party- 3pm- 5pm New Hope Church of God Sherman Dr. Marion, Illinois
Join us for a BACK TO SCHOOL BLOCK PARTY on Sherman Drive in Marion on August 20 from 3-5pm. Food, games, face painting, prizes, and MORE. And it's all FREE! Hosted by New Hope Church of God.
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July 18, 2017 Herron Rehab & Wellness Center Block Party- West Frankfort 607 W Oak Street West Frankfort, Illinois 10am- 4pm Backpack Giveways, Bounce Houses, Face Painting FREE Food & Drink
July 23, 2017 TCC School Rocks Backpack Giveaways- Herrin location 1pm - 4pm 1200 South Park Avenue Herrin, Illinois- http://tccrocks.com/locations (618) 942-6700
Benton- confirmed via phone 1pm- 4pm 109 N. Central Street West City, Illinois 62812 (618) 435-4100
DuQuoin 1pm- 4pm 34 Southtowne Shopping Center Du Quoin,Illinois 62832 (618) 542-3700 Although the TCC website indicates they are participating in the giveaway, it is a good check with actual store before arriving to confirm Each backpack is filled with glue sticks, spiral notebooks, pencils, rulers, folders, and pencil boxes, so that each child can go to school feeling confident and ready to learn
Harrisburg The Cellular Connection in Harrisburg, a local Verizon store at 618 N. Commercial St., will have a backpack giveaway Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. In addition, they will have a cookout, and Dental Safari will be on site to provide free teeth cleanings. The program is part of a nationwide program by Round Room LLC, the nation's largest Verizon authorized wireless retailer and parent company of TCC and Wireless Zone stores, to give back to local communities.
July 28, 2017
Harrah's Casino Metropolis Back To School Celebration- Metropolis 5PM W. 10th Street Metropolis, Illinois The employees of Harrah’s Metropolis, along with other local businesses and organizations are teaming up once again to distribute school supplies gathered through fundraising and donations.
Free supplies and services will be available while supplies last for all children (K-12 only) including: School supplies, drug awareness material, dental cleanings, vaccinations and exams.Due to demand, adults without children present are allowed up to 3 students’ supplies. Once through the line, they may return to the back of the line for the chance to acquire more. Dental Safari Company, a mobile dentistry company specializing in children of all ages 0-18, will be on site offering Dental Exams, Cleanings, Fluoride treatments and sealants as needed. Any child is eligible and it is at no cost to the family. Dental Safari accepts Illinois medical card and all private insurance. Find them online at http://bit.ly/2uwCm2V or on Facebook. The Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition (MCDAC) will be handing out drug awareness buttons among other supplies. MCDAC is determined to provide leadership, education and resources in order to build and sustain communities of knowledgeable citizens, in particularly, the youth in our community, who make healthy and safe choices through the reduction of substance abuse. Local hair stylists are generously donating special offers and free haircuts along with the supplies and services being offered this year. They will be given coupon that may be redeemed only once to one of the participating businesses. The event is scheduled to run while supplies last and open to the public.
Medical Mission and Back to School Celebration- Cairo Cairo, Illinois Please visit http://images.acswebnetworks.com/1/1830/OnMissioninCairoJuly2017.pdf for more information on this event!
July 28th and 29th Dental and health screening
FREE Community Back to School Event- Carterville 6:00 PM Hosted by Love and Truth Church, Destiny Center and The Pentecostals of Southern Illinois Carterville Community Center 120 N Greenbrier Carterville, Illinois Bring your whole family out for free games, music, and food! There will be free school supplies for kindergarteners through seniors. **AS LONG AS SUPPLIES LAST**MUST BE PRESENT TO RECEIVE SUPPLIES** Free basic hair cuts for kindergartners through seniors. **FIRST COME FIRST SERVE** If your business would like to be involve please contact the church at (618) 985-6239
July 29, 2017 4th Annual Integrity Healthcare of Herrin Back to School Bash- Herrin 1:30 PM - 4 PM 1900 N Park Ave Herrin, Illinois For more information, please call (618) 942-2525. Join us for free school supplies, hair-cuts, dental exams, food, sweets and bounce houses!
Medical Mission and Back to School Celebration- Cairo Cairo, Illinois Please visit http://images.acswebnetworks.com/1/1830/OnMissioninCairoJuly2017.pdf for more information on this event! Family Festival today- ames, booths, face painting, balloon animals We have not been able to confirm if there will be a school supply giveaway as of 7/25
Back to School Bash 10:30am-1 pm Whiteash Freewill Baptist Church- 13339 Hwy. 37 North, Marion, Illinois 62959
Whiteash FWB is holding a Backpack giveaway. We are passing out 300 backpacks filled with school supplies for grades K-6th, we will also be passing out school supplies for 7th and 8th grade. Also we will be serving lunch, as well as offering free haircuts at the church that day. Everyone is welcome, we will be passing out tickets for the school supplies beginning at 10:30. The school supplies will be handed out around noon. A ticket is required to get the school supplies.
August 2, 2017
Harrisburg Students Only East Side Intermediate School 315 E Church St, Harrisburg, Illinois 62946 Eastside School during lunch serving times 11 am- 12:30 pm
Shawnee Worship Center School Supply Giveaway and Worship Night- Vienna 6:00 PM 98 Oliver Street Vienna, Illinois Join the Shawnee Worship Center for our annual School Supply Giveaway and Community Night on Wednesday, August 2nd. The doors will open at 6:00pm
August 4, 2017 Back to School Party- Benton Franklin Hospital Bailey Ln, Benton Illinois 10am- 2pm Food, school supplies, vendors with giveaways and inflatable
August 5, 2017
Lifesource Church Back To School Bash-West Frankfort Registration 10am 1101 E 6th Street (old grade school) West Frankfort, Illinois
Backpacks filled, bundled supplies, food and drinks, music and other prizes T-shirt launch ages K-12
Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church Back to School Bash-Carbondale 11am- 3pm 400 E Main Street Carbondale, Illinois The purpose of this event is to provide book bags, school supplies, free dental cleanings, free school physicals, and food and fun for students in the community.
Black Diamond Harley Davidson Backpack Giveaway- Marion 2400 Williamson County Pkwy Marion, Illinois 62959 Doors Open at 9AM (First Come First Serve Basis) Free backpacks and basic school supplies while supplies last, child must be present Free haircuts and teeth cleaning while appointments available. Free food, inflatables, and activities! For more information 618-997-4577
Pack U Back to School- Norris City Crossroads Bible Church 583 US Highway 45, Norris City, Illinois 62869 Kindergarten- 5th grade 9am- 11am There are some times in life, when a little extra help is needed, and Crossroads likes to help in those times, especially when it comes to helping the children in our community with their school supplies. If you are in need of a little extra help this year with your child's back to school supplies - we'll be having our annual "Pack-U-Back 2 School" event Saturday, August 5th - starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 11 a.m. It will be a fun-filled morning with music, snacks, giveaways, haircuts and lots more! Backpacks and school supplies are for school-aged children and a child must be present in order to recieve a backpack. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 618-378-395
Metropolis Public Library Back to School Bash -Metropolis 317 Metropolis Street Metropolis Public Library, Illinois 3:30pm - 4:30pm Join us for a day of fun! The Back to School Bash includes refreshments, activities and door prizes!
The Du Quoin Ministerial Alliance, Back to School Blessing- Du Quoin Liberty Church 680 W. Main Street Du Quoin, Illinois 8:00AM- 10:00AM 260 backpacks will be distributed with new school supplies.
Stonefort General Baptist Church Mission Building Washington St. Stonefort 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free food, free kids haircuts, free school supplies, free gently used clothing, face painting and balloon animals
August 6, 2017
Annual Back to School Bash- Anna Anna First Nazarene Church 100 Kirk St, Anna, Illinois 10:00 am- 12:00 pm Located at the Fellowship Hall located next to the Church. School supplies will be available for students from Pre-School through College.
August 9, 2017
Freewill Baptist Church Back 2 School Bash- Pittsburg 16891 Pittsburg Rd. Pittsburg, Illinois 6pm- 8pm Come and join us for our upcoming Back 2 School Bash where we will be giving away FREE school supplies, haircuts, prizes, and more! Check out "Ask the Pastor" and make sure to register for FREE gifts!
If you would like to have a Dental Exam with Dental Safari call the church office at 618-982-2230 for an appointment. You will need to bring your insurance card and any copayment due at the time. Registration forms will be sent to you that you will need to fill out and bring back. You will need to be at the church 15 minutes before your appointment to get checked in. Appointments are available from 6 pm to 8pm. www.pittsburgfwb.org for more information
Little Chapel Church Back to School Blessings- Harrisburg Little Chapel Church 3859 Highway 34 North Harrisburg, Illinois 6:00 p.m. Haircuts, Head lice check, family boutique open, backpacks, school supplies. First come, first serve.
Star Church 4925 IL-142 N, Eldorado, Illinois 62930 Star Church will be doing our annual backpack/school supply giveaway on August 9 from 6-8 pm at our new community outreach building in downtown Eldorado (1332 Locust St). We will have food, free hair cuts, and fun for all! Please register children in need of backpacks by privately messaging the Star Church Facebook page or calling the church at 273-3226. Please tell us your child's name, gender, grade entering, school attended, and contact name and phone number. We will take pre-registrations through August 6. After that we will give out any remaining supplies until gone on a first come first served basis for any child not pre-registered.