For most children in our area, school starts back in session late this month. Nervous jitters about new teachers, classmates, and schedules your little ones may often be hard to control in the upcoming days before classes start. One thing that make parents most anxious about the new year, however, is getting all the supplies their child needs to be prepared in class.
San Antonio Mom Blogs prepared a great list of back-to-school supply drives, as well as donation programs so that you can give back to families who may need an a little extra help.
Free School Supplies Locations
Thursday, August 18: Presa Community Center, 3721 S Presa St, 78210, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Bring your kids to the Presa Community Center’s free Back-to-School Health Fair! Free sports physicals and health screenings will be provided.
Saturday, August 20: CentroMed Clinic, 9011 Poteet Jourdanton Freeway, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 am.
The District 4 Back to School event is scheduled for August 20th. For more information, call 210-207-0880.
Saturday, August 20: True Vine Baptist Church, 435 S. Ellison Drive, 78245, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to everyone. There will be FREE School Supplies (while supplies last). For more information, please call: (210) 509-4024.
Saturday, August 20, Davis-Scott Family YMCA, 1213 Iowa St., 78203
Backpack giveaway, door prizes, group exercise demos, San Antonio Public Library Caravan, BBQ lunch and more!
Saturday, August 27: Naco Perrin Clinic, 4020 Naco Perrin Blvd.,
University Health System’s Back-to-School Immunization Drive, 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
No appointment necessary! Bring your child’s shot record and insurance card (Most major medical insurance will cover required immunizations, including Medicaid/CHIP, which is accepted. Parents are subject to their co-pay, if applicable.). Supplies are limited!
School Supplies Donation Programs
SA YES School Supply Program
Each year, SA YES selects numerous elementary schools in San Antonio and South Texas and supplies every student in those schools with a free packet of School supplies. Therefore, SA YES always accepts donations. Please visit their website to learn how to contact them for information about how and where to drop off your donations.
Communities in Schools
Communities In Schools of San Antonio helps connect students in need with community resources and adult support systems to keep them in school and keep them on track to graduation. You can donate to this charity year round! All you have to do is click here.