MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Monday kicks off the first full week of school for students in Bibb County. Helping Hands Community Outreach is hosting a Back to School Blast with several local organizations and businesses to help students get ready for the new year. Clarence Thomas stopped by 41 Today to tell us all about it.
During the Back to School Blast, families can get free school supplies, clothing, and health screenings. There will also be free nutritional seminars.
Helping Hands Community Outreach is working with the Frank Johnson Community Center, Spirit of Ruth Women's Outreach Ministries, Saving Out Sisters Network of Middle Georgia, and C.H.O.I.C.E. (Cultivating Healthier Options in Communities Everywhere) to put on the event.
Organizers are asking the community to help. The public can drop off school supplies at the following locations: Dot's-Forget-Me-Nots Clothing Boutique, Flava USA Fashions, Frank Johnson Community Center, and Habersham Records. You can drop off the school supplies at these locations until August 13th.
The Back to School Blast is Saturday, August 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be at the Frank Johnson Community Center located at 2227 Mercer University Drive. For more information, call (478) 743-2587 or (478) 751-9274.