Two organizations will be giving families in need some help in getting kids prepared for school.
The annual Day of Connection school supply drive will distribute bookbags and school supplies Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m. – noon, to families in need with children in enrolled in Rockdale County Public Schools.
The supplies will be for Rockdale County Public School students only, and families must bring their proof of residency, a picture ID and the students must be present. The event is a collaboration between RCPS, United Way, Rockdale Coalition for Children and Families, and many other community groups, businesses and organization.
Donors can still drop off school supplies and book bags at Rockdale Career Academy until Friday, 4 p.m.
Organizer Michael Hutcheson said about 700 students were served last year and this year organizers hope to reach about 600 to 700 students. The drive has been an annual event for eight or nine years. For more information, call 770-761-9244
Helping Hands Outreach will host a Health Fair and Back to School Supply distribution on Saturday, July 21, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Free health screenings will be provided for high blood pressure, diabetes, vision, HIV, health awareness, free mammogram vouchers, dental, and cholesterol.
There will be a limited book bags giveaway on Saturday July 21 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Both the Health Fair and Helping Hands School Supply distribution will take place at the Church of New Beginning located at 3180 Highway 20 SE, Conyers, GA 30013.
For more information, contact Janice Morris at 770-860-9545.