Free School Supplies at Back To School Events in Tucson

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Looking for a little help this back to school season? Don’t miss these free local events offering back to school supplies and services to help families in Tucson.

Free Back to school events in Tucson

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Back to School Events in Tucson

Food City Holds Annual Back-to-School Fair

  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 (9AM-12PM)
  • Food City supermarket, 1221 W. Irvington Rd (Irvington/I-19)
  • The grocer will give‚Äč away backpacks and supplies to school-age children in need, while supplies last. Attendees can also enter-to-win prizes (like laptops and other electronic school supplies) at the event.
Food CIty Back to School Event

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Backpack and Badges Event

  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 (8AM-12PM)
  • Tucson Convention Center
  • Free backpacks with school supplies will be passed out while supplies last. **Backpacks are available as first come, first served. The child must be present and enrolled in grades K-12 **
  • In addition, there will be a health fair, brought to you by El Rio Health, and extracurricular family and youth activities.

Back to School Bash

  • Saturday, July 13, 2019 (8AM-11AM)
  • William Clements Center (8155 E. Poinciana Dr)
  • This year’s event will include free breakfast (eggs, sausage, pancakes), free stuffed backpacks (quantities limited), raffle prizes and grand prizes (bikes, tablets, and laptops). You must be present to win, and the last ticket for raffles will be given at 10 am.
  • In addition, the City of Tucson Department of Parks and Recreation is hosting a pool party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free swim, inflatables, games, food vendors and weight room orientation every hour.

Back to School Backpack Give Back

  • Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 1 pm.
  • Tanque Verde Swap Meet
  • Tanque Verde Swap Meet will be giving away backpacks full of school supplies! Backpacks are one per family, while supplies last, so get here early!

Kid’z Expo and Back to School

  • Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 (10AM-2PM)
  • Arizona Bilingual Newspaper at 101 W. Irvington Road, Building 3A.
  • A Free community event brought to you by Arizona Bilingual Newspaper. We will host an event full of fun, music, and games, and we will give away 2,500 backpacks to the children of our community.

Free School Supplies in Tucson

If you don’t need help with back to school supplies, please consider picking up a few extra things during the awesome school supply sales and donating to a local organization. Here’s a list of Arizona back to school drives.


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