Next week, most students are headed back to school so parents are spending this weekend getting ready.
If your budget is tight, there are a number of organizations available to help.
These organizations are holding events this weekend that are offering everything from free school supplies to free sneakers. There will also be food, entertainment, door prizes, and various community agencies to assist families:
- The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s office and several elected officials are hosting the Scotlandville School Supply Giveaway on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m at the BREC Hooper Road Park, 6261 Guynell Street.
- The Sisters of Sophistication Back to School Rally, Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the McKinley Middle Magnet School gymnasium, 1550 Eddie Robinson Drive. Free School supplies, food, entertainment.
- The Dr. Martin Luther King Committee of Zachary Back to School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Zachary Community Center on Rollins Road.
- For Louisiana in conjunction with B & C Group’s Kicks 4 Kids on Monday, Aug.