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Does your area have help for back to school supplies and clothes?

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I was wondering what it was like in other places.

I live in a low income area more that 50% of students on free or reduced lunch.Here needy parents can get help with back to school supplies and back to school clothing.

Salvation Army gives elementary students that qualify a free new backpack filled with the school supplies needed for their particular grade and school. They also give out clothing vouchers to buy clothing.

Middle and high school students are given a voucher to buy a pair of athletic type shoes as well as basic school supplies and underwear.

There is also a few churches that do something special for parents and students like provide two complete outfits for each needy child some new clothing and some gently used ( including a brand new pack of underwear and a new pack of socks) for free

Other churches as big garage sales with very cheap prices like 25 cents about this time mainly clothing for students.

So parents could get much of what is needed for free.

What is available in your area?
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Not sure about the area but we are Navy and every year they have a day where you come and pick out backpacks and school supplies. As much as I complain about my husband being gone they navy definitely has it's perks. They even give out free printers that are donated by lexmark.
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Nishu- it is for E-6 and below here. My husband is E-6 so we just make it. :). If it is stuff we won't use I will donate it somewhere else. But most of the time it's stuff we will need.
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