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Here Are 10 Back to School Drives That Are Offering Free Supplies to Students

3:24 PM PDT on August 12, 2022

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    For most students, summer vacation will be coming to an end this weekend, and while some may be ready to return to school, many are still doing some last-minute shopping for school supplies. 

    Although back-to-school shopping can be exciting— having to choose a new cool notebook, or a new backpack for a fresh look is very important—it could also burn a hole in your wallet.

    For those parents wanting some extra help, we rounded up 10 different locations in Los Angeles that will be having free events where they will be giving out backpacks, gift cards, school supplies, and more. 

    Starting off in Long Beach where Tito Rodriguez, famously known as The Hood Santa, along with his organization Local Hearts Foundation are doing a backpack giveaway this Saturday. Backpacks are filled with all essential school supplies. 

    In South Gate Assembly Member Anthony Rendon will also be hosting his annual backpack giveaway this weekend. 


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    Nela’s Student “United for Students” is giving away gift cards for students who are experiencing homelessness. They are also still asking for donations. 

    Harbor Community Health Centers

    South Central Family Center

    Community Pop Up

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    Kingdom Life Christian Fellowship

    For details click here.

    Council Member Al Austin Back to School Jam

    Inglewood Back to School Drive

    My ancestor's Dream Drive

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