Community gearing up for back-to-school giveaways

Community gearing up for back-to-school giveaways
July 26
02:30 2018

With the end of July just around the corner and the start of the 2018-2019 school year a few weeks away, community groups, nonprofits, churches and other organizations across the community are gearing up for their back-to-school giveaways. 

Each year hundreds of volunteers in the area chip in and do their part to make sure students have the supplies they need to start the school year on the right foot. This year, several organizations are looking to go above and beyond the normal call of duty to provide pencils and paper.

For example, this Saturday, July 28, Phillips Chapel Missionary Baptist Church will host its annual back-to-school event, which will also offer free health screenings and other services for children and families in the community.

The following weekend, five nonprofit organizations will join forces to donate 1,000 book bags. The “Back to School Kickback” held at Carver High School will also include several community resources, including Winston-Salem State University’s Ram’s Know H.O.W. mobile clinic and a bookmobile, to name a few.

Here’s a list of organizations, churches and other community groups holding back-to-school giveaways and other events for the start of the new school year in coming weeks. If you’re hosting an event, feel free to send your information to The Chronicle at to be added to our Community Calendar. 

*July 28: Phillips Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Back-To-School Giveaway, 132 Glenn Ave NE, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

*Aug. 4: Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church Back-To-School Giveaway, 1400 Fitch Street, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*Aug. 4: The Back to School Kickback, 3545 Carver School Road, 6 to 8 p.m.

*Aug. 10: Winston-Salem Police Department & Winston-Salem Police Foundation School Supply Giveaway, four locations: 1225 E. 5th Street (at the Winston Mutual building), 7836 North Point Blvd., 1539 Waughtown St., and 2393 Winterhaven Lane, starting at 10 a.m., supplies given on a first come, first served basis.

*Aug. 11: Kyndall Project Back-to-School Jam, 1501 Mt. Zion Place (Rupert Bell Park), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

*Aug. 13: Community Block Party & Back 2 School Giveaway, 1029 14 Street (Drayton Pines Park), 1 to 4 p.m.

*Aug. 18: White Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church Back-to-School Bash, 2600 Assembly Road, Greensboro, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

*Aug. 18: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Community Day, 414 Deacon Blvd. (Winston-Salem Fairgrounds), noon to 3 p.m.

*Aug. 25: Giving Angels Back-to-School Giveaway, 1800 NE 25th St., starting at 11 a.m.

*Aug. 26: Stella’s Daughter Salon & Wellness Center Back-To-School Event, 3706 Healy Drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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