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Well, it had to happen! 
We have SO many Back-To-School Rally's & Events listed, that we had
to add a THIRD page!  Please click on the FIRST star to be taken to the
Educational Resources page for the DOWNRIVER & METRO DETROIT
(Including OUT-WAYNE COUNTY) pages!

Please click on the SECOND star to be taken to the Educational
Resources page for LENAWEE, MACOMB, MONROE


University of Michigan Property Disposition
North Campus Storage Building
3241 Baxter Road
Ann Arbor,  MI  48109
Phone: 734-764-2470
Offers used office furniture, office equipment, computers and laptops, copiers,
hospital equipment, kitchen supplies, dorm furniture, lab equipment, etc.

Check with your local library for FREE computer training as well!
MOST public libraries offer the MS Office classes for free but if your
cities does not, just call the neighboring cities!


Don't want to pay $150 for a Microsoft Word Program?  Don't blame you! 
Go to for an very, very similar program that is FREE!  You can
save a finished project on your computer as a Word document when you are done!

You can download FREE computer programs and games at this website that offers
a new, licensed program each day!  Go to:


4th Annual Million Shoe March
Millliken State Park                  Saturday, September 29th, 2018
1900 Atwater
Detroit, MI 
Free shoes for soles in need!  Adults and children!


Big Family of Michigan, Inc.
23599 Pare St.
St.Clair Shores, MI  48080
Phone:  248-561-3532
More than 2,600 children will receive school supplies. This organization assists FOSTER
children waiting to be adopted or in at-risk situations. Please contact them directly!

Foster Closet of Michigan / 23 branches throughout Michigan!
Phone: 800-554-4966
Our organization provides clothing, underclothing, toys, shoes, baby equipment,
gear and in some cases furniture, to children placed in the foster care system in
State of Michigan.These items are new and like new items that have been donated
to us. Children are often placed into foster care with no personal items and in many
cases they come into care with only the clothes on their back. Our organization
provides these kids with stylish new or like new clothing and personal items helping
to begin the process of rebuilding their self-esteem and providing them with belongings
they can call their own. Foster parents and their children are able to come into our
facilities and pick out the items they need, for free, providing the children with the
ability to offer input in wardrobe choices and allowing them to express their personal
tastes and individuality, another big step in helping these children rebuild their lives
and self-esteem. Our organization never charges for these services or items. Contact
them directly!  Wayne, Monroe, Macomb and Oakland & Washtenaw Counties! 

Judson Center
4410 W. Thirteen Mile
Royal Oak, MI  48073
Phone:  248-549-4339
Supplies Back to School items to their foster families! 
Offices in Wayne, Washtenaw, Macomb and Oakland counties!

The Children's Center Back To School Bazaar          Tuesday, August 21st, 2018   9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Children's Center of Wayne County
70 W. Alexandrine
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-831-5535
Email: Emily Young
This Center will supply their clients with backpacks filled with supplies, school uniforms,
hygiene kits and basic need items! 
If you are a Client's parent or guardian, please contact them!   

Sweet Freedom Missionary Baptist Church Back to School Rally
12935 Greiner                                  
Detroit, MI  48205
For thousands of children in foster care or relative placement, resources are scarce
and getting a new, shiny backpack and new supplies is easier said than done.  
Freedom MBC Helping Families of Michigan, where we try to lessen the burden on
foster families with our annual Back to School Rally.

P.O. Box 1739
Taylor, MI  48180
Phone: 313-436-5069
Can help with a wide variety of issues!

The Children's Center Back To School Bazaar        Tuesday, August 21st, 2018   9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The Children's Center of Wayne County
70 W. Alexandrine
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-831-5535
Email: Emily Young
This Center will supply their clients with backpacks filled with supplies, school uniforms,
hygiene kits and basic need items! 
If you are a Client's parent or guardian, please contact them! 


Verizon 6th Annual "School Rocks Backpack Giveaway" 2018 Campaign
Free backpack with school supplies will be given away on select dates. One free backpack
per child and parents must accompany child.  Please put your zip code into the website
above to find your nearest store!  Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. 

17th Annual After-School / Back-to-School / Off-to-College Fair      
Being Held At:
The Casino on Belle Isle
1 Casino Way                  Please see website below to register for event!
Detroit, MI  48209   
The Youth Connection                                Saturday, August 18th, 2018   Noon to 4 p.m.
4777 E Outer Dr
Detroit, MI   48234
Phone: 313-826-7099
Email:  Jeff Griffith  
The 2018 After-School / Back-to-School / Off-to-College Fair will feature after-school
program providers, schools, colleges, and many more youth service providers along
with food, free backpacks, books, school supplies, shoes, and hours of family fun!

Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan     
Operation School Bell Program
P.O. Box 80932
Rochester Hills, MI  48308-0932
Phone:  248-656-0414 
        OR   (National website)
Every fall, children in need in the tri-county area receive new winter wardrobes for school. 
This includes a new coat, hat, gloves, underwear, socks, two tops, jeans, voucher for shoes, backpack with book and hygiene kit.  Children are treated to a one-day shopping trip after
being referred by school districts in Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties.  

Wayne County Back to School Fun Fest                               
Wayne County Dept. of Public Health                                        
33030 Van Born     Corner of Van Born & Venoy      Thursday, August 9th, 2018   10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wayne, MI  48184
Phone:  734-467-3381
Email:  Lori
All Completely Free to You
Hearing and vision testing
Lead testing
Dental screenings
Child ID kits
Lunch and refreshments
FREE Kids’ haircuts
Limited School Supplies
School Immunizations and school physicals for eligible children*

The Wellness Plan Medical Centers Annual Family Fun Days!
Phone:  313-932-9447
Email:  awilliams2@
Phone:  313-970-1057
There will be back to school supplies, community resources, dental screenings,
immunizations, physical exams and wellness classes as well as food, fun and prizes!
Held at the following locations: 
Northwest Medical Center
21040 Greenfield     Friday, July 20th, 2018    Noon to 4 p.m.
Oak Park, MI
Gateway Medical Center
2888 W. Grand Blvd.    Saturday, August 18th, 2018   10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Detroit, MI
Pontiac Medical Center
46156 Woodward Ave., Suite A       Friday, August 3rd, 2018    12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Pontiac, MI
East Medical Center    Saturday, September 8th, 2018   10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
4909 E. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 

Metro Parent Magazine's 23rd Annual Education Expo
Held At:
Cranbrook Institute of Science Sunday, September 30th, 2018  Noon to 3:30 p.m.
39221 Woodward Ave.
Bloomfield Hills, MI  48304
Phone:  248-645-3200
•Learn about academic offerings, including school options, enrichment programs
and tutoring resources
•Peruse extracurricular programs
•Interact with children’s health and safety experts, children’s advocacy groups
and others
First 1000 people to PRE-register above receive a free lunch!

Epilepsy Foundation / Helping Students with Epilepsy Succeed Conference
25200 Telegraph  Suite 110
Southfield, MI  8033
Phone:  248-351-7979
The Vista Tech Center @ Schoolcraft College   
18600 Haggerty  Room 210 A-CSaturday, August 11th, 2018  8:30 a.m. to 2 :30 p.m.
Livonia, MI  48152
Phone: 313-895-2551  To Reserve
Every family that attends will receive a backpack full of school supplies!


Get Your Back to School Physicals 2018
Southgate Medical Clinic / Guidance Center Campus
13101 Allen Road
Bldg. 4  Entrance C
Southgate, MI  48195                   Call for an appointment!
Phone:  734-654-2169 
Please bring documentation from school if necessary! Sponsored by the Family
Medical Center of Michigan. $20 per physical. You do NOT need to be a registered
patient in order to get a sports physical.

Back to School Health Fair & FREE Sports Physicals!        Wednesday & Thursday
6450 Maple St.  August 15th & 16th, 2018
Dearborn, MI  48126-2259         10 a.m. and 8 a.m.
Offering FREE physicals and immunizations on a first-come, first-serve basis
to all youth, ages 5-18.  Bring all school physicals forms and immunization
records with you! FREE food, vendors, giveaways, arts & crafts will be provided
in the parking lot of the ACCESS Maple Building on both days! 

The Wellness Plan Medical Centers Annual Family Fun Days!
Phone:  313-932-9447
Email:  awilliams2@
Phone:  313-970-1057
There will be back to school supplies, community resources, dental screenings,
immunizations, physical exams and wellness classes as well as food, fun and prizes!
Held at the following locations: 
Northwest Medical Center
21040 Greenfield               Friday, July 20th, 2018    Noon to 4 p.m.
Oak Park, MI
Gateway Medical Center
2888 W. Grand Blvd.               Saturday, August 18th, 2018   10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Detroit, MI
Pontiac Medical Center
46156 Woodward Ave., Suite A                 Friday, August 3rd, 2018    12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Pontiac, MI
East Medical Center              Saturday, September 8th, 2018   10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
4909 E. Outer Drive
Detroit, MI 

TEAM WELLNESS Community Day           Friday, August 21st, 2018   Noon to 4 p.m.
Held At:
Team Wellness East
5309 Mack Avenue
Detroit, MI  48207
Health Screenings, community resources, face painting, games, bounce house,
free food and drink!

10th Annual Dentistry from the Heart       Saturday, September 8th, 2018  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shwedel Dental
25650 Goddard Road, Suite A
Taylor, MI  48180               High school & college students, adults
Phone:  313-769-3459
Choice of Filling, Extraction or Cleaning will be performed for those 18 years and older.
Arrive early!  Registration starts at 7:45 a.m. Patients will be seen on a first-come, first-
served basis.  First 130 patients are guaranteed to be seen! 

NOTE: Many of the Back to School fairs below are ALSO offering different health
screenings and services as well!  Be sure to check through all the offerings to
find the screenings you need!


Mike Morse Law Firm
24901 Northwestern Hwy., Suite 700     (Handed out the first day of school!)
Southfield, MI  48075
Phone:  855-645-3946
This year we've teamed up with the Detroit Pistons to give away 28,000 backpacks.
Every Detroit Public School student grade K-5 will receive a backpack filled with
Pistons gear and school supplies!
#ProjectBackpack has given over 100,000 backpacks to date, and we will continue
to do so because every student deserves a chance to succeed...and because a good
education, is a SLAM DUNK!

Engine 40 Foundation 21st Annual Back2School Bash!     Saturday, August 25th, 2018
Detroit Firefighters11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
13938 Dexter
Detroit, MI  48138
Over the last 20 years this event has supported thousands of inner-city kids desire
to start of their school year off right and has supplied them with the tools they so
desperately need, but, in many cases cannot afford such as pencils, pens, notebooks,
folders, crayons, and backpacks! In addition to the supplies, there are a host of activities
for the entire family all day, from horseback riding, rock-climbing wall, face paintings,
inflatable bounce houses, free food & drinks, clowns, & much more. The Firefighters
of Engine 40 Foundation recognize they have an obligation that extends farther than
city limits and furthers the oath taken to protect Detroit and its residents. They have
an obligation to be examples of character, teamwork, and community.

Annual Back to School Event & Backpack Giveaway
Historic Little Rock Baptist Church        Friday, August 31st, 2018   3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
9000 Woodward Ave.
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-872-2900
Special free raffle!  3 computers to be raffled off.  Also Black Panther movie viewing!

CHANGE Starts with YOU Community Backpack Drive Giveaway
Held At:
Stoepel Park #1     Saturday, September 1st, 2018 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
10401 W. Outer Dr.
Detroit, MI  48223
Phone:  313-515-7040  Andrea
Bounce house, uniforms, backpacks, shoes, haircuts, braids, food, HipHop Clown,
Live DJ, Raffle.  Children must be present to receive supplies. 

Back to School Celebration & Backpack Giveaway
After Christ Christian Center
3331 Fenkell               Sunday, September 2nd, 2018   11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Detroit, MI  48238
Phone:  313-863-8790
Free food, games, backpacks and school supplies!

Back to School Book Bag Giveaway               Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Adams Butzel Recreation Complex
10500 Lyndon Street
Detroit, MI  48238
Sponsored by Joe Barksdale, NFL Veteran and DPS graduate. Free book bags
and school supplies while they last.  School age appropriate (PreK-12) children
must be present to receive supplies. 

Literacy in the Park                                        Saturday, July 21st, 2018   10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
McGregor Library Grounds
12244 Woodward Avenue
Highland Park, MI 48203
10 a.m. --Pancake Breakfast    11 a.m. --Start reading to earn tickets
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. STEAM & Other Activities   Free and open to the public!! 

Prime Youth Program's Free Backpack Giveaway  
Joe Dumars
1120 W. State Fair Ave. (entrance right next to the Meijer gas station)
Detroit, MI  48203

Detroit LIFE CHALLENGE Together 4 Good Rally
17667 Pierson     Saturday, August 25th, 2018  10 a.m. to 4p.m.
Detroit, MI   48219
Join our friends at Detroit Life Challenge for their Together 4 Good rally, a FREE
family oriented community event. There'll be food, games for the kids, music and
backpack and bike giveaways. Life Challenge is a wonderful community partner,
dedicated to strengthening the lives of those impacted by addiction and committed
to serving the neighborhoods surrounding them.

HLPO Backpack Giveaway                                Sunday, August 26th, 2018   3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
7133 W. Warren
Detroit, MI
Bounce house, prizes, food & more!  1 backpack per child and child must attend
with parent or guardian. 

Back-To-School Neighborhood Rally                Saturday, August 25th, 2018   11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church
2080 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone:  313-898-3325
School supplies, uniforms, 3-on-3 basketball, refreshments and entertainment!

2018 Back to School Bash  Saturday, September 1st, 2018   1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The Eastside Community Network
4401 Conner
Detroit, MI  48215
Phone:  313-571-2800
Join us as we bring the school year in with FREE school supplies, food
and fun for the family!  We will be celebrating with games, giveaways,
special performances, resources, and more.
All attendees MUST RSVP!

W.C.C.C.D. Back to School Rally      
Northwest Campus    
8200 W. Outer Drive                       Friday, August 31st, 2018 from 11 to 2 p.m.
Detroit, MI  48219                                                   
Phone:  313-496-2704

Backpack Giveaway                              Saturday, July 28th, 2018     2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Courage Church
Held At:
Boyer Playground at Vernor & Dragoon
Detroit, MI  48209
We are giving away 500+ backpacks full of school supplies, free food, games and
a bike raffle!  All grades.....children must be present!

11th Annual Family Fun Day & Back to School Rally
St. Suzanne Cody Rouge Community Resource Center
19321 W. Chicago
Detroit, MI  48228                      Saturday, August 18th, 2018    12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: 313-397-9280
Backpacks & School Supplies
Free Food / Bounce Houses / Vendors/ Clowns / Face painting and more!

Moore Park Back to School Event                       Saturday, August 18th, 2018    3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
19483 Lenore
Detroit, MI  48219

Belt Unto You First Annual Back to School Event          Saturday, August 25th, 2018  3 to 6 p.m.      (Hands Are Not for Hitting) 
Martz Playfield
11698 St. Patrick & Gunston
Detroit, MI  48205
Free backpacks, bouncers, etc.

The Dream of Detroit Street Fair                     Saturday, August 25th, 2018 from 11am-7pm
The Dream Center
Near the Muslim Center on Woodrow Wilson & Davidson
Detroit, MI 
Spanning two blocks from Waverly Street to Buena Vista street, the event takes place
on Woodrow Wilson. The fair is a family-friendly event celebrating our neighborhood’s
spirit of community, entrepreneurship, arts and healthy living.
This year's street fair features:
• Local vendors selling food (all halal - food types include bar-b-que, Somali, Indian/Chinese, vegan/vegetarian) merchandise (artwork, clothes, jewelry, books and more) and organizations passing out information of community services.
• Free women’s only African dance class from Bese Saka Culture Arts and free registration
for a men’s only (ages 15+) 3-on-3 basketball tournament with a $300 cash prize.
• Free 1Up Gaming Trailer with high definition T.V’s covering the walls, stadium seats, built-in vibration motors synched to the action taking place on the screens and speaker sound bars
for the ultimate video gaming experience.
• Free children’s only bounce house area, puppetry, art and face painting by Hidden Gem
• Free bike repair from W.R.E.N.C.H. We encourage you to bring in old bikes to donate
and bring in broken bikes for free repair.
• Free tour of the Black History 101 Mobile Museum featuring artifacts from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era, the hip-hop culture and more.
• Free basic health assessments from local volunteer physicians (to test for high blood
pressure, diabetes, etc) and the option to set follow-up appointments.
• Free theatrical performances from the Detroit Repertory Theatre and sneak peeks
of scenes from their upcoming season.
• Free musical performances including hip-hop, rap, poetry, a special performances
by the second line Gabriel Brass Band and a fun break-dancing performance by Hardcore
• Free gardening lessons from the HUDA Urban Garden and demonstrations on the benefits
of various fruits and vegetables growing in the garden.

Back 2 School Giveaway MEGA Event  Saturday, August 11th, 2018  3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Muslim Family Services & ICNA Relief
12346 McDougall
Detroit, MI  48212-2708
Islamic Center of Detroit    (Event held at this location!)
14350 Tireman, MI  48228
Website:  www.muslimfamilyservices/back2school
This is our MEGA Back2School Carnival!! We will be distributing backpacks filled
with school supplies to low to no income families with children 18 and under in need.
We will also be having fun games, bounce houses, raffles, face painting, sno cones,
and more! Free meal for children 18 and under! Come out and have fun!!

New Hope Tabernacle Church                        Tuesday, August 28th, 2018    Noon to 6 p.m.
20221 Lahser
Detroit, MI  48219
Phone:  313-535-7999

Power Hope & Grace ChurchSaturday, August 18th, 2018   10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
6495 W. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI  48210
Phone:  313-895-2551
School supplies to the first 200 children with a parent or guardian!

MOVIES ON THE GREEN / Resource Fair and Back to School Event
Chadsey-Condon Community Organization  
6900 McGraw
Detroit,  MI  48210     Friday, August 24th, 2018  4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Phone:  313-361-6377
Free school supplies for the first 300 children ages 5-14 (child must be present!).

Doors of Success Foundation Community Health Fair & Family Fun Day
513560 McNichols  Suite #121
Detroit, MI  48205     Saturday, August 25th, 2018  Noon to 4 p.m.
Phone:  313-224-4841         
Held At:
Online Registration begins August 1st!!

10th Annual Cody Rouge Family Fun Day & Back To School Rally
19321 W. Chicago
Detroit, MI  48228 
Phone:  313-397-9280
Free backpacks (youth must be present to receive) with registration taking place
at the event. 

Clinton Street Greater Bethelem Temple Church
2900 West Chicago Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48206
Phone:  313-361-1110
Free backpacks and school supplies, food & fun.

The 5th Annual Plainview Block Club Association Health Fair & Back to School Rally 
City Covenant Church
20405 Stout              
Detroit, MI  48223    
Phone: 313-648-6701
This is a family friendly event that provides resources for all ages, limited school
supplies and fun & free food to our community!

3rd Annual Back to School Youth Rally 2017  
Transforming Lives Community Training Center
13001 Fenkell
Detroit,  MI  48227
Free food, bounce house, school supplies & backpacks, hair cuts, activities
and much more!

Temple of I AM 11th Annual Community Health Fair        Saturday, August 18th, 2018 
4380 Conner                  11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Detroit, MI  48215
Health Resource Fair but also having a School Supply giveaway!

Back to School Clothing Drive                                           
Gifts of Christ Ministries            
14550 Gratiot
Detroit, MI  48205
Health & Medical care, book bags, clothing drive!

SLS Detroit Back 2 School Community Day               Sunday, August 5th, 2018   3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Clark Park Coalition
1130 Clark Ave.
Detroit, MI  48209
Held At:
Clark Park
1130 Clark Ave.
Detroit, MI  48209
School supply & backpack handout, food, games, painting & drawing class. 
100 backpacks given out.....first-come, first-served!  Scholarships will be given
out to rising seniors! 

Detroit Southwest Pride    Saturday, August 11th, 2018  10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Held At:
Clark Park
1130 Clark Ave.
Detroit, MI  48209
Backpacks, school supplies, clothes and food will be provided. 
Child must be present to receive a backpack and school supplies.

Back To School Bash
Clark Park Free Community Event                            Thursday, August 16th, 2018  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
1130 Clark Ave.
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone: 313-297-2975
Backpack giveaways while supplies last, school uniform giveaway and more!

Back to School Rally
Berea Evangelical Lutheran Church                                  
18901 Wyoming
Detroit, MI  48221
School supplies, games, health checks and refreshments!

COMMUNITY DAY                   
Blessed Ground International Ministries  
8300 Fenkell  (Between Wyoming & Livernois)
Detroit, MI  48238
Backpack & supplies while supplies last, School Uniform vouchers, Clothing giveaway,
Crafts for Kids, Bounce House, food and fun for all!

11th Annual Back to School Health Fair!                         
Sacred Heart Activities Bldg.
3451 Rivard               
(I-75 Mack behind McDonalds)  
Detroit, MI  48207
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: HARRIETTE PETERSON                                    Health screenings such as Vision, Hearing, Dental, Immunizations (don't forget
your immunization record and insurance card!!) Giveaways and raffles! Student 
must go through all the health stations and then will receive a bookbag and
school supplies! Parents and/or guardians MUST be present!

Detroit Community Health Connection Annual Health Fair   
Sophie Womack Health Center
7900 Kercheval                     
Detroit, MI  48214                        
Phone:  313-921-5500
Sports physicals, immunizations, school supplies, health screenings, HIV testing,
food and more!

Detroit Youth for Christ / "Celebrating Years of Unity"            
P.O. Box 6917
1825 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.  
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone:  734-989-7876
Back to School Skating Jam. Giving away 100 book bags with school supplies.

Family Alliance for Change End of Summer Bash
3627 W. Vernor Hwy.  
Detroit, MI  48216
Loaded backpacks, food, raffles and more! 

Family Community Day / Back 2 School Rally & Health Fair        Wednesday, August 1st, 2018
Oak Grove  A.M.E. Church                               
19801 Cherrylawn Street                             
Detroit, MI  48221                              
Phone:  313-341-8871    
Free Fun, good games, workshops, school supplies for Pre-K to 12 grade.  Bookpacks
& supplies distributed at the conclusion of the event to children who attend all workshops. 

2243 Ferry Park                   
Detroit, MI                            Saturday, August 4th, 2018   1 p.m. to 6 p.m.                     
Phone:  313-459-6008
Entertainment, school supplies, backpacks & food!                    

Detroit Parent Network   
Back to School Bash at DPN                                Friday, August 24th, 2018    Noon to 8  p.m. 726 Lothrop   
Detroit, MI  48202
Phone:  313-832-0617
Join us for food, games, educational activities and workshops, raffles and giveaways!
Student must be present to receive backpack! 

"PRAISE IN THE PARK"                                        
Richard Allen Park  (formally Nardin Park)                        
Grand River & West Chicago
Detroit, MI
Phone:  313-350-4890
Free School Supplies, Hair Cuts, Education & Training Info, Health Resources, Food /
Clothing, Ponies, Bouncers and more! 

Back-to-School Fair & Car Show                          Saturday, August 4th, 2018   10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Faith Tabernacle Church
18548 Hamiliton
Highland Park, MI  48203
Phone:  313-535-7999
This is going to be a day filled with fun and fellowship! There will be everything
from free food & games to a school supply giveaway. On-site there will be mobile
dentist services, immunizations, as well as preventative care services for all ages.
This is a family friendly event!!!!

St. Vincent dePaul's Back-To-School Health Fair
Sacred Heart Activities Building
3451 Rivard   (I-75 @ Mack behind McDonalds)
Detroit, MI  48207
For Pre-schoolers through 12th grade--be sure to bring your sports health forms
and immunizations records!  For more information please call Harriette at 313-831-1356. 

Back To School Bash                                         Thursday, August 16th, 2018   10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Southwest Solutions
5716 Michigan Ave.
Detroit, MI  48210
Phone: 313-297-1376
Held At:
Clark Park
1130 Clark Ave.
Detroit, MI  48209
Phone:  313-297-2975
Backpack giveaways while supplies last, workshops on Safety/Health/Wellbeing,
school uniform giveaway, bounce house, DJ, face painting, food etc.

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries / Back to School Fair              
150 Stimson Street
Detroit, MI   48201
Phone:  313-993-4700
School supplies will be given out on first come, first served basis.
New St. Paul Tabernacle COGIC                             
15340 Southfield Road
Detroit, MI  48223
138 Stimson Street
Detroit, MI 48201

Beulah First & Impacting by Backpacking      Saturday, August 25th, 2018  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Beulah First Missionary Baptist Church        
4643 Moran Street
Detroit, MI  48207
This Church along with "Impacting by Backpacking" will pass out over 200 backpacks
among other fun things!

Fun Fest & Back to School Rally
Franklin Wright Settlement House           Friday, August 24th, 2018                
3360 Charlevoix
Detroit, MI 48207
Phone:  313-579-1000

Annual Detroit Public Schools Back to School Rally  / DPSCD Day                      
8500 Cameron Street            
Detroit, MI  48211-1209                Saturday, August 11th, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Being Held at:
Michigan Science Center / Admission is free all day!
5020 John R
Detroit, MI  48202

Greater Grace Church / Annual Back to School Festival K-6                   
23500 W. Seven Mile
Detroit, MI   48219 Tuesday, August 14th, 2018  11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Phone:  313-543-6000
Free school supplies for children ages 5-12, haircuts for boys, Dental, refreshments, games,
prizes and more!

Institute for Population Health presents Back to School Immunization Fair
IPH North End
9053 Woodward Ave.                                                 
Detroit, MI 48202
IPH James Couzens           HELD AT BOTH LOCATIONS ON
19830 James Couzens
Detroit, MI  48225
Phone:  313-309-9350
Please bring photo I.D. and your insurance cards but the immunizations are FREE for eligible families without health insurance. They are also offering FREE backpacks to the first 100 kids
in line. Families can also sign up for services like WIC, Head Start and pre-Head Start, HIV &
Hepatitis C testing, STD tests, Lead testing and birth control.  

Detroit Branch NAACP-DPS-Black Family Development, Inc.           
Back to School / Stay in School Education Day
8220 2nd Avenue
Detroit, MI  48202      
Phone:  313-871-2087
Hundreds of students will receive school supplies, food, and entertainment.

Hartford Memorial Baptist Church             Saturday, August 18th, 2018  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.         
18700 James Couzens
Detroit,  MI
Phone:  313-861-1300

COMMUNITY BOOK BAG EVENT!                    
"Ordinary People Changing the World"
1721 Springwells
Detroit, MI  48209
Free school supplies to the first 1000 kids in line with their parents! 
Also, food, music, flu shots, bounce house and voter registration.

UNITY Baptist Church             
12th Unity in the Community /"The Big Event"
7500 Tireman
Detroit, MI  48204

Kadesh Baptist Church Fun In the Son Back 2 School Rally  
20361 Plymouth Road         
Detroit, MI      Saturday, August 11th, 2018  11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Phone: 313-272-7887
Free food and school supplies, health screenings, bounce house and face painting! 

Body of Believers Outreach Ministry Annual Back to School Health & Fun Day
1060 Puritan Avenue  (west of the Lodge)        
Detroit, MI 
School supplies, Laptop raffle, face painting, bouncers, etc.

2018 Back To School Open House          
Heard & Taylor Family Funeral HomeSunday, August 19th, 2018  10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1540 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48208
Phone:  313-779-1210
Free backpacks and basic school supplies while supplies last. 

5th Annual Osborn Neighborhood Parade & End of Camp Summer Celebration
Matrix Human Services
120 Parsons Street
Detroit, MI  48201
Phone:  313-831-1000
The Matrix Center's summer camp youth will enjoy festivities including bounce houses,
music, a video game bus, face painting, sack races, a backpack giveaway and school
supplies & more!

Back to School Praise-A-Thon                           Saturday, August 11th, 2018    10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gifts of Christ Ministry
14550 Gratiot Ave.
Detroit, MI  48205

Plainview Block Club Back To School Rally                Friday,  August 17th, 2018  Noon to 4 p.m.
Crowell Recreation Center
16630 Lahser
Detroit, MI  48219
Wear a Superhero costume or T-shirt!

Back 2 School Rally                                                   Saturday, August 18th, 2018 at 11 a.m.
Sharon Community Church
1646 E. State Fair
Detroit, MI  48203
Phone:  248-320-0427

22nd Annual Back 2 School Bash              Saturday, August 18th, 2018   3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
19483 Lenore
Detroit, MI  48219-4670
Y'all ready for this! August 19th, It's going down! The 21st Annual Back 2 School Bash
with SDM2 Project Education! This is the day we Moores wait for all year long! There
will be food, games, basketball, volleyball, a video game truck, a photo booth, a face
painter, a HUGE slide, FREE haircuts, and of course the zip-line! We got some other
things cooked up too, but I'll wait to share that. This is just a taste of the DOPENESS!
Book bags and school supplies for the first 200!

Community Day at Cass Park                                    Sunday, August 5th, 2018  4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
2727 Second Street
Detroit, MI 

Glass Tax LLC Back to School Carnival                    Saturday, September 1st, 2018  11 a.m.
18505 Plymouth Road
Detroit, MI  48228
Phone:  313-629-5340
Backpack giveaway, food and bounce houses!

Back To School Community Street Fair
New Jerusalem Temple Missionary Baptist Church 
17330 Fenkell Ave. at Oakfield
Detroit, MI  48227
Children must be present to receive backpacks!

Community Weekend                                     Saturday, August 11th & Sunday, August 12, 2018
Victory Community Church                               Noon to 5 p.m.               11 a.m. after service
14025 Hubbell
Detroit, MI  48227
Phone:  313-989-1425
Free haircuts, school supplies, health screenings, and just too many to list!  See website!

ARISE / Back to School                   Saturday, September 8th, 2018   Noon to 4 p.m.
Samaritan Center
5555 Conner  Suite 1233
Detroit, MI  48213
Phone:  313-921-1955
Held At:
Ford Resource Center
15491 Maddelein
Detroit, MI  482015
Phone:  313-921-1955
Health Screenings, giveaways, entertainment, pizza party, fun and fitness! 

YES- Youth Empowerment Summit Block Party and Concert
Held At:
Chene Park Sunday, August 26th, 2018  3 p.m.
Hosted by Willie Moore Jr. and Darlene McCoy with guest performances by Deitrick
Haddon, Isabel Davis, Griff, Canton Jones and more!
We'll be giving out back-to-school giveaways, prizes, panels and shopping sprees!
Also free hair cuts & health screenings!
The block party starts at 3pm followed by a free LIVE concert. It's fun and fellowship
the whole family can enjoy!  Register above and reserve your FREE tickets!

The Plainview Block Club 6th Annual Back to School Rally
Plainview Block Club Association
16630 Lahser Road     Friday, August 17th, 2018   Noon to 4 p.m.
Detroit, MI  48219
Held At:
Crowell Recreation Center / Hope Park
Limited school supplies, free food and family fun!   Tickets Available at

Fisherman's Ministry Head Start Block Party
6900 McGrawWednesday, August 15th, 2018  1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Detroit, MI 
Phone: 313-933-0300
Health & dental screenings and information / sign-ups for pre-school programs.

Community Fun Day
OHIO Block  (between Grand River & Courtland)   Saturday, August 18th, 2018  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: 313-491-0003

Back to School Rally & Enrollment Fair           Sunday, August 26th, 2018  2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Northwest Activities Center
18100 Meyers
Detroit, MI  48235
Phone: 313-578-7500
Hair cuts for boys K-8th grade, bounce house, photo boot, music / DJ, backpacks,
raffle prizes such as Detroit Zoo tickets, bikes and gift certificates.

NCADD  Summers Over! Annual Back To School Bash
Presented by The Disability Network
2400 E. McNichols
Detroit, MI Saturday, August 25th, 2018   Noon to 4 p.m.

2018 Free Community Fellowship Fun Day
Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church AND     Saturday, August 25th, 2018  11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Bridging Success & Friendship
4438 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Detroit, MI  48208
Health checks, mobile dentist, HIV testing, school supplies to the first 100. Bike & gift raffles.

2nd Annual Backpack Giveaway & Cookout
First Praise Pentacostal Church
19030 W. McNichols   Sunday, August 26th, 2018  2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m
Detroit, MI  48219
Backpack giveaway, food, bounce house, etc.

28th Street Family Life Center                        Saturday, August 25th, 2018   11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4461 28th Street
Detroit, MI  48210
Phone: 313-896-2166
Free raffle for backpacks giveaway, zumba lessons, live DJ, games and health awareness
for all!

Stop The Violence Back to School Youth Rally
Captain Jay's Model T Plaza   Saturday, August 25th, 2018   Noon to 8 p.m.
14124 Woodward
Highland Park, MI
Free food, school supplies, bounce houses & mch more! 

Block Cleanup And Backpack Giveaway         Saturday, September 1st, 2018
Liberated Farms   Clean Up:  10 a.m. to Noon
20120 Exeter   BBQ:  1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Detroit, MI

Sunday Celebration Service & Backpack & School Supplies Giveaway
Greater Works Family Ministries
8530 Joy Road    Sunday, September 2nd, 2018  9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Detroit, MI  48204
Join us for our celebration service and giveaway!  We will also be praying for everyone
going to school this year.  Livmited supplies.  Everyone is welcome! 

The House of Restoration Church Back 2 School Annual Picnic
Held At:
Hawthorne Community Park
7 Mile and Hawthorne, East of Grixdale  Sunday, Ayugust 26th, 2018   2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 313-919-8656
Free backpacks, food, haircuts school supplies, and more!



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