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ArkLaTex back-to-school events, school supply lists and drives

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The first day of school is right around the corner.

And many organizations are holding back-to-school events and supply drives to get everyone ready. 

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  • A community center in Marshall, TX is hosting a school supply drive. The drive will be on Friday, July 28 at the Smith Park, 700 Spring Street. Anyone with a question or who wants to donate supplies can email her at for more information.
  • The multi-specialty Highland Clinic launched a School Supply Drive July 15th – August 14th to collect supplies for distribution to Caddo and Bossier Parish Schools Title 1 Programs. Community members are asked to drop off “extra” school supplies to the dropbox locations on the main campus of 1455 E. Bert Kouns.  Drop-off stations are located on the first and second levels of the complex. Supplies needed include boxes of Kleenex, hand sanitizer, #2 pencils, pocket folders, 3-ring binders, loose leaf paper, crayons/markers/highlighters, black/blue/red pens, glue or glue sticks, pencil holders, backpacks, lunch boxes and more.


  • Shreveport's African-American Celebration Committee soon will hold its 15th annual back-to-school shoe giveaway.
    • The footwear will be given away July 29 at Walmart at 6235 Westport Ave.
  • Marshall Against Violence Back to School Bash. 
    • August 15 at Smith Park from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Operation Homefront Back-to-School Brigade backpack give away
    • One-hundred backpacks with school supplies will be distributed July 24 at Barksdale Air Force Base.
    • Only families that register online can receive backpacks and school supplies. 
  • Praise Temple and the Northwest Louisiana CDC will be giving away backpacks and schools supplies.
    • Tuesday, August 1 at the Shreveport Convention Center at 6 p.m. (Doors open at 4 p.m.)



JULY 29: Back-to-school health fair from 9 a.m. to noon at Sci-Port: Louisiana's Science Center, 820 Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway in Shreveport. Includes free health screenings, free flouride varnish, free backpacks, free admission to Sci-Port and door prizes. Co-sponsored by University Health in Shreveport. Click here to register.

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