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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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