School is right around the corner and you don't have everything you need to send your child back to school? Below is a list of businesses to give you a helping hand by giving out FREE school supplies!

 

BTW the list ISN'T just for Tuscaloosa!

 

  • The Tuscaloosa Police Department’s Police Athletic League is hosting its Annual Backpack Giveaway on Friday, July 28th at 2:00 p.m. at the PAL Gym in the Harris-Glyn Center. School supplies and backpacks will be given away.
  • McDonald’s will be participating in a backpack giveaway at several restaurant locations. The backpacks will be given away on a first come, first served basis. Students must be accompanied by a guardian or parent.
    Find participating McDonald’s locations and dates below:

    • Anniston: July 27th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Quintard Avenue
    • Forestdale Boulevard: July 28th from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. on Forestdale Blvd
    • Academy: July 28th from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Academy Drive
    • Tarrant: July 28th from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Pinson Valley Parkway
    • Lomb: July 29th from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Lomb Avenue
    • Lakeshore: July 29th from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. on State Farm Parkway
    • Gadsden Mall: July 29th from 10 a.m. – Noon on Rainbow Drive
    • Warrior: August 2nd from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Cane Creek Road
    • Childersburg: August 3rd from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. on 1100 12th Avenue South
    • Sylacauga: August 3rd from 10 a.m. – Noon on 701 West Ft. Williams Avenue
    • Midfield: August 4th from 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. on 11 Phillips Drive
    • North: August 4th from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. on 3220 26th North
    • Heritage: August 4th from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. on 801 Dennison Avenue
    • Jasper: August 4th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on 600 U.S. Hwy 78 East
    • Tuscaloosa: August 5th from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on 2502 12th Street and from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. on 4711 McFarland Boulevard East
    • Cullman: August 5th from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on 1425 2nd Avenue SW
    • Hanceville: August 5th from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on 740 Main Street
  • Capstone Rural Health Center will host a Back2School Supplies Giveaway on Friday, August 4th from 9 a.m. until Noon at Parrish High School. There will also be a health fair, a Kids Activity Zone, and giveaways.
  • Riverchase United Methodist Church is hosting a Back to School Health Fair and School supply giveaway on July 29th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • The City of Bessemer is hosting the Back to School Blast on August 5th at Debardeleben Park from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Free school supplies will be given away. There will also be food and live entertainment.
  • More Than Conquerors Faith Church is hosting the 22nd Annual R.E.S.P.E.C.T Back to School Rally on July 29th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Kelly Ingram Park. There will be a parade, games and rides, and entertainment. There will also be giveaways for book bags, school supplies, and more.
  • The Etowah County Health Department is hosting a Back to School Walk-In Shot Clinic on Monday, August 7th and Tuesday, August 8th from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The shots are $5 each and shot records will be required for children through age 18.
  • Greene County Schools will host a Back to School Meet and Greet at Freshman Academy on July 27th from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. in the GCHS cafeteria.
  • The Walker County DHR is asking for your help in collecting school suppliesfor children in need. Common items found on most school supply lists (pencils, crayons, markers, erasers, glue sticks, rules, etc.) can be donated at any of the following locations in Walker County:
    • Lavish Coffee Bar
    • New Beacon Hospice
    • Southern Vintage Market
  • The Homewood Back 2 School Bash 2017 will be held in Patriot Park on Saturday, August 26th at 4:30 p.m.
  • The Homewood Church of Christ is having a Backpack Block Party on Saturday, July 29th from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. noon. The first 1,700 children will receive free backpacks with school supplies. Other free services provided include vision and dental screenings.