The end of July, beginning of August serves as a reminder that the first day of school isn’t far away. Especially when office supply stores, supermarkets and big discount stores are already advertising low prices on everything children need for the school year. Stores like Old Navy have huge deals on school uniforms, polos, pants, etc.. In addition, the first weekend of August is a 3 day tax holiday in FL. Pay no tax on school supplies that cost under $12, apparel costing less than $75 and computers or accessories costing under $750.
Quite a few Back to School giveaway events and supply drives are also set to take place. The following list includes local organizations hosting Back to School events on the Treasure Coast. Please note, the following organizations are still accepting monetary donations or school supplies, to help make their events successful. If you are able to donate, please do!
- August 3rd Trinity United Methodist Church of Jensen Beach, FL hosts their “3rd Annual Back to School Fair”. Over 300 backpacks filled with school supplies will be given to children in their community! But, right now the following items are needed: #2 pencils, crayons, glue sticks, safety scissors, wide and college ruled 1 subject notebooks, 1.5″ binders, loose leaf paper, pocket folders, liquid hand sanitizers, washable markers, index cards, plastic rulers and monetary donations! Please contact Madeline at 772-334-3404 for more information.
The giveaway event takes place on August 3rd from 11:30am to 2pm. 2221 NE Savannah Road, Jensen Beach
- August 10th The College Prep Academy of the Treasure Coast is having a Back to School Bash from 12pm – 4pm. This event is open to the public and vendor spaces are currently being rented for just $20. Enjoy music, bounce houses, food, vendors and more. If you’re interested in becoming a vendor or would like to donate supplies, call Lissette Flores at 772-812-8235. Event will take place at 501 NW University Blvd., Port St Lucie
- August 10th Heart to Heart hosts their 4th Annual Back to School Giveaway Event at Jessica Clinton park from 1pm – 6pm. There will be bounce houses, games, prizes, food, a 3 on 3 basketball tournament and performances. Donations are currently being accepted, please call 772-361-3345 for sponsorship information, if you are interested in performing or for tournament information. 3200 Southbend Blvd, Port St Lucie
- August 10th 2nd Corinthians Outreach Ministries Inc. hosts their Back to School Backpack Giveaway Event at the Port St Lucie Community Center, 6pm – 9pm. There will be a mini fashion show, speakers, food, drinks and fun! Performance by gospel singer Verant Telemaque Jr. and more. Donations are needed and greatly appreciated. For more information, please call 772-940-6755. 2195 SE Airoso Blvd., Port St Lucie
For more events or to add your event to the list, please visit www.supportstluciecounty.com