I’m sharing details on free events in Atlanta that are giving away school supplies! I wanted to spread the word on these back to school events and highlight the organizers because they are stepping up just in time for school.
These are free events however some require preregistration. And many of them are not located in the city so public transportation may not be available.
As with any free giveaway event, they will get crowded fast and they may run out of school supplies. So get there early. In addition to school supplies, many are advertising free food, games and music.
If you don’t have any children or you just want to help, then consider donating some school supplies. Many grocery stores and big box stores have school supply lists at the front of the store. Grab what you can and drop it off at the event. Additionally, you can donate money to organizers and nonprofits supporting events like these by contacting them directly.
Read along for my growing list of school supply giveaway free events in Atlanta. And I’ll continue to add community resources to this site to help families locate food pantries, healthcare resources, clothing closets, shelter and other personal needs. In case of urgent needs, contact United Way 2-1-1.
**Updates to come**
Get school supplies at these events
August 2, 2019
It Takes a Villiage District 5 Back to School Giveaway
Location: Wolf Creek Library
- For another year, District 5 Commissioner Marvin Arrington, Jr. is giving away school supplies. Attendees with also enjoy free food and access to other community resources.
August 3, 2019
Back To School – Riverdale Day
Location: The Amphitheater at Riverdale Town Center
- The City of Riverdale will give away free school supplies to those in need (while supplies last). Kids will also enjoy food, games, music, a car show and more!
Colombia Residential – Back to School Bash
Location: Carver High School
- Columbia Residential together with Variety the Children’s Charity present their 5th Annual Back School Bash. This year’s theme is Super Heroes!
Solomon’s Temple Christian Ministries COGIC – Back To School Rally
Location: Flint River
- It’s their second annual Back To School Rally. And they’ve added a car show!
Iglesia Templo De Adoracion Mahanaim – Back To School Fair
Location: Iglesia Templo De Adoracion Mahanaim
- Free food and drinks for attendees. Registration is open for residents of Smyrna, Marietta, Mableton, Austell and Powder springs, GA. You must show proof of residency like an utility bill when checking in.
Back To School Bash – Gwinett County
Location: Best Friend Park (6224 Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Norcross)
Back To School Loaded Backpacks
Location: 4933 Jimmy Carter Blvd, Suite 120, Norcross
- Backpacks filled with supplies and gift cards.
7th Annual Back To School Bash – The Beverly Cunningham Outreach Program (BCOP)
Location: Georgia State University (3251 Panthersville Rd, Decatur)
August 4, 2019
Back To School Event – Insightful Living Ministries
Location: 6300 Lawrenceville Highway, Tucker
Seafood N Thingz Community Back to School Giveaway
Location: Seafood N Thingz
- They’re giving away free food and school supplies. If you haven’t been to their Instagram page then you are missing out on some of the best #instafood pics!
4th Annual Issa Back2School Drive
Location: 4525 Glenwood Rd, Decatur
- Free haircuts for boys and hairstyles for girls. Also free school uniforms and school supplies.