Middle Georgia ‘back to school’ event list

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(41NBC/WMGT)— As the Fall 2021 school year approaches, the community in Middle Georgia has plenty of events to support parents and children as they get ready to go back to school.

A large number of giveaways, bashes, seminars, and expos are giving away school supplies, free haircuts, counseling, and more to help families prepare for the upcoming year.

Here’s a list of upcoming events you could attend to give your child a head start:

Power of Life Foundation, Inc. “Back to School GIVEAWAY” 

  • Saturday July 17, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:oo p.m.
  • Tubman Museum 310 Cherry Street Macon, GA
  • Call 205-291-8230 for more information

Houston County Family Connection “Back to School Bash” 

Free backpacks filled with school supplies, as well as free lunch (children must be present.)

  • Friday July 23, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • C.B. Watson Primary School, Centerville Elementary School, and Perry High School
  • Call 478-302-5577 or email familyconnectionhc@gmail.com

Baldwin County School District “Back-To-School Bash”

Outdoor party with educational resources and information as well as food, games, and family fun.

  • Friday July 23, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Lakeview Academy, 220 North ABC Street Milledgeville, GA

Boys & Girls Club of Central Georgia “Back to School Registration Bash”

Free backpacks filled with school supplies, lunch, arts and crafts, a raffle for $250 gift cards, tours of the clubs, and DJ.

  • Saturday July 24th, 2021 from 11:oo a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • King-Danforth Unit, 1301 Shurling Dr., Macon, GA 31211
  • Call 478-621-4329 or email rwilson@bgccg.org

Tremont Temple Church “Back 2 School Bash & Vendors Expo” 

Complimentary school supplies/backpacks, Small business vendors, food trucks, outdoor games, and DJ. They will also host a free drive-up clinic for COVID-19 testing and
vaccine for adults and children ages 12+.

  • Saturday July 24, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
  • 5263 Bloomfield Road; Macon, Georgia 31206
  • Call at 478-788-3004
  • (COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine ID required)
  • The requirements for the vaccine are as follows: Need Government issued ID and Insurance Card (Social needed, if uninsured), Ages 12+ accompanied by Parent/Guardian with the Parent/Guardian ID required, Undocumented individuals are welcome.

The TBRENARDMANTIQUE “Back 2 School Bash” 

Free school supplies, free food, game truck, face painting, bounce house, 360 photobooth, specialized goods, and DJ.

  • Sunday July 25th, 2021 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Alexander Ballroom 3670 Eisenhower Pkwy Macon, GA


The Confess Project Goes Back to School (Atlanta)

Free school supplies, free haircuts, hair accessories, and mental health resources for parents and students.

  • Sunday July 25th, 2021 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Privado Grooming Barbershop, 320 Sunset Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Hosts Bookbag and School Supplies Giveaway

A contactless drive-thru event, where students must be present with a parent or guardian to receive a bookbag.

  • Thursday July 29, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Macon-Bibb Industrial Park, 2525 Pionono Avenue
  • For more information contact the Bibb County Sheriff’s Outreach Section at 478-803-2710.


PBIS “Back to School Bash”

Drive-through event for Bibb County School District students to provide district & community support and wellness, free bookbags, school supplies and uniform clothing items. The Georgia Department of Public Health is also offering to administer Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines on site.

  • Friday July 30th, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Ed DeFore Sports Complex , 2851 Heath Rd, Macon, GA 31206


St. James CME Drive-By “Back to School Bash”

Free bookbags, drawstring bags, and school supplies; as well as drawings for laptops.

  • Friday July 30th, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • 1007 W F Ragin Drive, Perry

Back to School Pantry Prep 

Nutrition expert Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN talks about mapping out creative meal & snack strategies for parents before the in-person school season.

  • Friday July 30th, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Live or taped interviews via satellite, Zoom, Skype, phone
  • Call 847-975-2330 or email lshachtman@shachtman.net

Community Wide “Back 2 School Bash 2021” presented by the Bloomfield Gillead Advisory Board

Free school supplies, backpacks, resources, and BBQ food. Children must be present, fun day of activities with bounce houses and giveaways.

  • Saturday July 31st, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
  • Bloomfield Gillead, 1931 Rocky Creek Rd. Macon, GA
  • For more info contact (478) 227-8408

Enhance Our Community Foundation Presents “Back to School Giveaway”

Giving away free school materials while supplies lasts.

  • Saturday July 31st, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – “until supplies last”
  • Happening at Twiggs County High School
  • For more information email FoundationEOC@gmail.com or visit @EOCFoundation_ on Instagram.

Truth in the Word Ministries Annual “Back to School Bash!”

Free backpacks and school supplies, free food, fellowship and fun.

  • Saturday July 31st, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 3421 US 41, Byron GA 31008

Royalty Jeeperz & Impala Nation Back to School Giveaway

Giving away pencils, paper, crayons, scissors, notebooks, bookbags, markers, pens, as well as a live performance by Casto CP & Impala Nation Steppers

  • Saturday July 31st, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • North Peach Park W. White Road Byron, Georgia 31008

TH COMMUNITY SERVICES 14th Annual Family Fun Day     (w/ 5 Star Toyota & 5 Star Dodge)

Free for the community & surrounding counties, 2 types of scholarship giveaways for students already in college and for new students headed to college. Bookbag giveaways, free food, game truck, “foam zone” play area.

  • Sunday August 1st, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Pecan Grove @ Central State 620 Broad Street Milledgeville, GA 31062
  • For more information contact Tracy Harper at (478) 454-7556

Dublin Police Department 2021 Back to School Bash

Masks are required, this event is giving supplies for children ages 5-11 years old.

  • Tuesday August 3rd, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Dublin Police Department front parking lot, at 346 S Jefferson St. Dublin, GA 31021

Overtyme Bar & Grill & Silverbax Kidz “Back to School Supply Giveaway”

School supply giveaway, free hot dogs and hamburgers for kids, Bouncehouses, and DJ.

  • Saturday August 7th, 2021 from 12:00p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • 2455 Pio Nono Ave. Macon, GA 31206

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