Oklahoma charities, churches offer free back-to-school supplies

Community groups and charities are offering free resources for families with children who are going back to school this year.
BY CARRIE COPPERNOLL ccoppernoll@opubco.com Published: July 24, 2012
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Nonprofits, churches and community groups are gearing up for the start of school by offering help to families. A variety of events and activities are planned for the coming weeks.

Choctaw

Family of Faith Church will give out supplies and some clothing from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 4 at 13500 SE 15. The event includes a community fair and a 100-foot slip-n-slide. Call 769-8751 or go to familyoffaithok.com.

Midwest City

Eastside Church of Christ will hand out supplies from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at 916 S Douglas. Students need a referral from an authority that can identify need, such as a school official or the state Department of Human Services. Call 732-0393.

Norman

Alameda Church of Christ, 801 Alameda St., is handing out backpacks and supplies from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 4. The event includes haircuts, children's activities and an information fair. Call 321-0788.

Oklahoma City

The Ashley Parham Foundation will hand out backpacks and supplies beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Alaraf Temple, 4502 NE 23. Food and drinks will be served. Call 819-9409. Parham was killed in 2009 in a car accident that led to a recall of more than 800,000 Hondas. Parham wanted to be a teacher.

Bound4Glory & Beyond will give free haircuts from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Boys and Girls Club, 3535 N Western Ave. Lunch will be provided. Call 365-8046.

Capitol Hill Baptist Church will hand out supplies from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 5 at 304 SW 134. The event includes activities and food. Call 799-9799.

Christmas Connection provides supplies and uniforms throughout the school year beginning Aug. 6, but school referrals are required. Call 634-2006.

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