Back to School is sneaking up on us and it's that time when parents start thinking about school supplies.

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While many are blessed and able to purchase school supplies for their children, just as many can't afford basic school supplies.

Here is a list of places that will be handing out free school supplies:

Friday, July 28th

Just Between Friends Sale

Amarillo Civic Center Heritage Room
Backpack  School Supplies while they last
Free Kid's Haircuts from
Get your free tickets here.
4 pm - 6 pm

Saturday, July 30th

Impacting the City Community Outreach
Sam Houston Park
Free School supplies and hygiene items
10 am - 1 pm or until items are gone

Saturday, August 5th

Back to School Bash
Sharing Hope Ministries - 2308 SW 7th Ave
Free School Supplies
Immunization clinic
Free hair cuts
10 am - 1 pm

Back to School Bash
The Potter's House Christian Church  - 2615 Paramount
Free school supplies while they last
1 pm

Sunday, August 6th

Back to School Barrio Bash
El Alamo Park
12 pm - 10 pm

Back to School Supply Giveaway
The Party Suites - 4400 S. Washington
3-6 pm
Children must be present

Saturday, August 14th

Mas Chingon Car Club Rides and Supplies Car Show
Bentley's Auction House - 7148 Bell St.
Free school supplies and Back Packs
11 am - 3 pm

Sunday, August 13th

7th Annual Braids and Fades 
Bones Hook Park
Free school supplies
Free haircuts and braids
Must be registered. Pre-Registration - July 29th Bones Hook Park 12-3p & August 11th Hamlet Elementary 5:30 - 7:30 pm
10 am - On-site Registration is 11 am

Back to School Shop and Chop
The Party Suites - 4400 S. Washington
Free School Supplies
Free Hair Cuts
1 - 7 pm

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