LIST: Back-to-school giveaways in Coastal Empire and Lowcountry

Back To School

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Students around the Coastal Empire and Lowcountry will be heading back to the classroom next month.

Several community events are coming up to get kids ready for their first day.

Take a look below at the back-to-school giveaways coming up. Do you have one to share? Email breakingnews@wsav.com and we’ll add it to the list.

Sunday, July 25

Back to School Giveaway

Helping Hands of Joye, a nonprofit, and A Fifth of Ink Tattoo Shop are hosting their 5th annual Back to School Giveaway.

This year’s event will be a drive-thru where volunteers will give out bookbags and supplies.

It’s set for Sunday, July 25, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Nottingham Plaza (7010 Skidaway Road).

Sunday, July 25

Free Back to School Physicals – Mosaic Church

The Mosaic Church, in partnership with the Yvonne C. Walker Foundation will offer FREE  Back to School Physicals for area children. These physicals will be done by local physicians and can be used for back to school and sports certification needs. 

Time for this event will be this Sunday July 25th 11:30a – 3:30p.  FREE school supplies will also be available.  Students will be seen on a first come basis.  Social distancing will be observed and masks required/provided.

 The church is located at 7 Canebrake Road at the corner of Canebrake & Chief OF Love across from the Georgia Botanical Gardens.

Wednesday, July 28

Back 2 School Giveaway

Living Hope Community Fellowship (LHCF) is hosting their annual Back 2 School Giveaway outreach event on Wednesday, July 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the LHCF Garden City Campus (5008 Augusta Road). The event is free and open to the public.

Families may drive through or walk up to receive school supplies for grades K-12 and packaged
refreshments.

Attendees will be entered into drawings for exciting back-to-school prizes to be
announced during the week following the event.

Saturday, July 31

A Fresh Start

Saint Leo University is hosting its 2nd annual Fresh Start event Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Savannah Education Center (325 W. Montgomery Cross Road).

There will be school supplies and a host of other prizes available on a first-come, first-served basis. Free services will also be available, including:

  • Manicures provided by the award-winning team at Image is Everything Nail Bar
  • Chair Massages for parents provided by Tr1be Naturals Wellness
  • Haircuts for young men provided by the team at SSP Cutz and “A Stone-Cold Look” salon
  • Blowouts, jumbo knotless braids, two feed in braids, silk press and natural twists (for boys and girls) provided by “A Stone-Cold Look”
    • Parents must provide 1 pack of the African Collection X-pression Pre-stretched hair for the two Feed in braids and 2 packs of the African Collection X-pression Pre-stretched hair for the Jumbo Knotless Braids
    • For those who want braid styles, the salon asks for washed, blow dried and straightened hair. Those who want natural twists should wash and wet hair prior to coming. And those wanting presses should wash, section and wet their hair before attending.

Saint Leo has also partnered with Amerigroup, E-93/Cumulus Radio, 100 Black Men of Savannah, The Coastal Health District, Center Parc, Domino’s (Team Cowabunga), FedEx Savannah, Future Minds, S2S Facts, Inc., Park Place, Savannah Harley Davidson, Socks for Courtney and Waffle House (Team Savannah).

Saturday, Aug. 7

Ready Set Go! Back to School

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Now in its 13th year, Ready Set Go! Back to School provides thousands of students with essential school supplies, setting them up for success in the classroom.

The Pack the Trunk giveaway is set for Saturday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Garden City Recreation Center (160 Priscilla Thomas Way).

Attendees are asked to open their trunks and go through the drive-thru so volunteers can safely distribute school supplies. Feed the Hungry will also be on-site giving away boxed food and produce to families.

Interested in donating? Click or tap here to see a list of drop-off locations and needed items.

Back to school for Windsor Forest and White Bluff elementary schools

A back-to-school drive-thru event is set for Aug. 7 at Windsor Forest Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Face masks are required.

Students from Windsor Forest and White Bluff elementary schools are invited to attend, though registration must be completed online.

The event will feature music DJ Dirty Redd, a school supply giveaway and haircuts.

Organizers are looking for more community partners to donate barber services and schools supplies. Contact Terico Moore at 912-395-3353 (ext. 759622) or Brenda Kennedy at 912-395-3325 (ext. 7561003) for further details.

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