Associated Charities of Lenawee County         Contact them directly to register!
221 S. Tecumseh    August 22nd-24th, 2017
Adrian, MI  49221
Phone: 517-265-7255
Website:  http://www.thecharities.org
Clothing, shoes, backpacks and school supplies to Lenawee County children.

Back to School BashSaturday, August 19th, 2017
Adrian Mall    11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
1357 S. Main Street
Adrian, MI  49221 



Macomb Family Y.M.C.A. Stuff A Backpack Program
10 N. River Road
Mt. Clemens, MI  48043
Phone:  586-468-1411
Email:  skrankota@ymcadetroit.org
Website:  http://ymcadetroit.org/macomb

MyCare's 2nd Annual Health Fair          
Clemens Center Parking Lot
18 Market Street
Mount Clemens, MI
Health & dental screenings including Sports Physicals.

Back to School Fest   
Immanuel Lutheran & School                         Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
47120 Romeo Plank Road                               4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Macomb, MI  48004
Phone:  586-286-4231
Website:  www.immlutheran.org
Free school supplies & backpacks, games, door prizes, and other fun things!

The Salvation Army Mt. Clemens Citadel                               NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS!    
55 Church Street                                                                      Can only take 120 children! 
Mt. Clemens,  MI  48043                                                           NO walk-ins, appointments ONLY!
Phone: 586-469-6712     OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS ON AUGUST 7th, 2017
Website:  www.salvationarmyusa.org

The Salvation Army Warren Corps                                                Saturday, August 26th, 2017
24140 Mound Road     9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Warren, MI  48091  By appointment ONLY!!
Phone:  586-754-7400
Who may apply:
Parents or legal guardians of grade school-aged children K-6th
Al applicants and children must be living in Warren Corps service area:
Center Line (48015)
Eastpointe (48021)
Roseville (48066)
St. Clair Shores (48080, 48081, 48082)
Warren (48088, 48089, 48091, 48092, 48093)
How & when to apply:
Applications will be taken starting July 24th and will continue through August 18th
Parents or legal guardians must apply in person anytime M-F between 10 a.m. and
4 p.m. at The Salvation Army Social Services Office, 24140 Mound Road in Warren.
What to bring with you:
To apply, please bring ID for everyone listed on the application.  This includes driver's
license for adult applying and birth certificates (preferred), report cards or Medicaid
cards for all children. 
On appointment day:
Children must be present for their appointment time so they may shop on their own
with the help of a Volunteer! NO parents in the shopping area---Kids choice! Each
child will get a brand-new outfit and school supplies are available.
Applications will NOT be taken the day of the Event!  Space is LIMITED so apply early!

Warren City School's Back to School Celebration        Wednesday, August 16th, 2017   
3800 E. 11 Mile Road       11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Warren,  MI  48091
Phone:  586-754-2400 
You and your children are invited to:
Courthouse Square
School teachers and administrators will be joined by school and community organizations
to kick off the 2017-18 school year. This is an opportunity to show your support to our
students as they start a brand new school year. Refreshments, entertainment, and raffles
are just a part of the fun we’ll enjoy.

SAMARITAN HOUSE                   
62324 Van Dyke
Washington,  MI  48094Please contact directly!
Phone:  586-336-9956
Email: samaritanhouse@sbcglobal.net
Website: http://www.samaritanhousemichigan.org/services
Family must live in Romeo / Washington / Bruce Twp. / Shelby or Macomb Township
North of 23 Mile / Ray Township / Richmond zip code area. 
Back-to-School Backpacks
This program offers students entering preschool through the twelfth grade, a new age
and gender appropriate backpack filled with suitable school supplies plus a $20 Payless
Shoes gift card. In August 2016, 211 backpacks valued at $8,053, were distributed to students.
Back to School Denim Program
Jeans valued at $5000 were given to students in August 2016 through our new Back-to-School Denim program which works like the Sharing Tree program. Tags with age, size and gender
are chosen by community members who purchase and donate jeans fitting the request.

Macomb County Department of Human Services "Back to School Project"    
Central Administration Office
19700 Hall Road, Suite A
Clinton Twp., MI
Phone: 586-412-6114
Email: urquhartk@michigan.gov
This project benefits foster care and disadvantaged children. 

Operation Backpack / Volunteers of America              Please contact directly!
21415 Civic Center Drive  Suite  #306
Southfield, MI  48076                    
Phone: 248-945-0101  OR  800-649-3777
Email:  info@voami.org
Website: http://operationkidequip.org/operation-backpack-2013
Operation Backpack® puts the backpacks in the children’s hands before they go to school,
so that on Day One they look and feel more like their classmates and less like a “homeless
kid.” We partner with the local Intermediate School District (ISD) to ensure that all children
in need receive their supplies needed to succeed. Everything is new. These children almost
never have new things– clothing is second hand, toys and books are scarce, food is what
parents can afford on a strictly limited budget. However, all the supplies are new, backpacks
are good quality, and they vary in color and design.
Eligible children are those in the homeless education program provided by their local Intermediate School District (ISD). With this partnership, we ensure that these are the children most critically
in need.

First Baptist Church of Hazel Park Sunday, August 27th, 2017
23321 S. Chrysler Drive1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Hazel Park, MI  48030
School supplies, bounce houses, food & fun!

Haven Place Back to School Haircuts                               August  28th & 29th
58575 Main Street 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day
New Haven, MI  48048
Phone: 586-524-3190
Email:  HavenPlaceInc@gmail.com
Website:  www.http://havenplaceinc.weebly.com


Don't Kid Around With Your Health
Monroe County Health Dept.                                        Saturday, August 19th, 2017                        
2353 S. Custer Road     9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Monroe, MI                                                       
Phone:  734-240-7800
This event is for school-aged children as old as 19 and the theme has a farm atmosphere
with the above slogan! The free services and activities include immunizations, dental
services, hearing and vision screening, recycling education, nutrition education, sports
physicals, family fun and games. The raffle prizes for participating children include Toledo
Mud Hens tickets, bicycles, backpacks and back-to-school supplies. There also will be
a medication take-back service where residents can drop off unwanted, expired medication
for safe disposal. Appointments have started for Medicaid application assistance, hearing
& vision screening.  Parents should bring the physical form and immunization records.

Rallee's 2nd Annual Extravaganza
At the ALCC
120 Eastchester      
Monroe, MI  48161
Free haircuts from 8:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. school supplies and lots more! 

Walk in My Shoes: Back-To-School Clothing and School Supply Giveaway
Hope's Closet            
6370 Jay Dr.
Monroe, MI
Phone:  734-308-2116
Clothing and school supply giveaway for families in need from Hope's Closet, a non-
profit organization that gives free clothing to those in need. Call to check on requirements!

Justice for Nevaeh                 
Monroe Moose Family Center 884
1320 N. Macomb Street                               
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone:  734-419-3232      Reservations are required!
Free school supplies will be available for all school-age children. There will also
be free games, a bounce house, water balloons, cotton candy and snow cones.

The Monroe County Backpack Coalition 2017  
Salvation Army
Monroe, MI
Phone: 734-241-0440   Kyle Hudson
Email: kyle_l_hudson@usc.salvationarmy.org
Applications are due August 1st, 2016 to the Salvation Army of Monroe County.
August 12th:  Francis Family YMCA, 4-6 p.m.
August 13th:  Arthur Lesow Community Center, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
August 20th:  Dundee Baptist Church, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

HOPE'S CLOSET "Walk In My Shoes" Festival                  Saturday, August 12th, 2017
6470 Jay Dr.11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone:  734-755-2884
Email:  hopesclosetmonroe@gmail.com
Website:  http://hopesclosetmonroe.wix.com
The first 150 children will receive a pair of gym shoes. There will be popcorn,
snow cones, cotton candy, hot dogs, chips, drinks, bouncies, games and prizes!

R.S.V.P. of Monroe County / Supplying Our Future Backpack Program!
15275 S. Dixie Hwy.
Monroe, MI  48161
Phone: 734-241-0408
Website: www.rsvpmonroecounty.com
Over 800 backpacks given away in Monroe and Bedford in 2017!


FREE Sports Physicals for Youth!                                 July 29th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
The 12th Annual Children's Sports Health Fair will offer free sports physicals for Oakland
County youth ages 18 and younger.  The fair will also have games, prizes, live music and
more.  A parent or legal guardian must accompany all children under the age of 18. 
McLaren Oakland Children's Health Services
673 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Pontiac, MI  
Phone: 248-334-0024

WeCare Neighborhood Association 4th annual Community Picnic
Oakland Park      Saturday, August 19th, 2017
500 E. Montcalm    11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Pontiac, MI  48342
Petting zoo, school supplies, bounce house, face painting, motorcycle exhibit and more!

McDonald’s 2nd Annual GetBackPackin' to School Raffle Giveaway 2017     
19 Locations this year!!!        Monday, August 1st through Tuesday, August 9th, 2017
Website:  http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/183858128-story
The McDonald’s Get BackPackin’ to School giveaway offers the chance to win 1900
backpacks by simply visiting one of 19 participating Detroit-area McDonald’s restaurants
during the sweepstakes period. Each McDonald’s-branded backpack will include a spiral
notebook, pocket folders, pens and pencils as well as other supplies so children can return
to school with the tools to help them succeed in class.
The following Detroit-area restaurant locations will participate in the
McDonald’s Get BackPackin’ to School” giveaway:  www.BackPackDetroit.com

Back-to-School Rally 2015---Health, Education & Safety 
47200 Woodward
Pontiac, MI  48342
Children MUST be accompanied by an adult!  

Back-To-School Blast                 
2045 Austin Drive
Troy, MI  48083
For Troy residents only!

Free School Back Pack Giveaway                      
The Prevailing Church
3118 Greenfield Road
Royal Oak,  MI
Phone:  248-747-2104
Website: www.theprevailingchurch.com
Fun day featuring food, games, free school supplies. 

OLHSA's Back to School Health Fair                           
196 E. Chavez Avenue   P.O. Box 430598
Pontiac, MI  48342
Phone:  248-209-2600 OR  800-482-9250
Email: info@olhsa.org
Website:  www.olhsa.org
•Free dental, vision and hearing screenings, health and safety demonstrations
•Free food, school supplies and family support
*Enroll your kids on-site during both events for Early Head Start (birth-three years old),
Head Start (three-five years old), and Pontiac Academy for Excellence (K-12th grade).
Our schools offer free tuition and family engagement and support.

Our Children's Fund
West Bloomfield School District
c/o WBSD Special Services
5810 Commerce Road
West Bloomfield, MI 48324Only for the school children of this district!!
Phone:  248-865-6420    Contact them directly!
Website: https://www.wbsd.org/domain/113
Funding requests have included necessities such as medical & dental expenses,
eyeglasses, school supplies & clothing, summer school classes & academic enrich-
ment, gas, food, utility bills as well as assistance at the holidays in December. For
over a decade, OCF has been a safety net for our children putting hope back into
their lives as well as that of their families.

Southfield Public Schools Back to School Fair                        Saturday August 12th, 2017                  Held At:                 10 a.m. to 1 p.m
Southfield High School for the Arts & Technology              
24675 Lahser      
Southfield, MI  48033
Phone:  248-746-8500
Website:  www.southfield.k12.mi.us
Book bags, petting zoo, pony rides, video game truck, prizes, face painting and more!

Open Door Outreach Center
7170 Cooley Lake Road
Waterford, MI  48327
Phone:  248-360-2930
Website:  www.opendooroutreachcenter.com
Back to School help for those in Waterford, White Lake, W. Bloomfield, Keego Harbor,
Sylvan Lake, Walled Lake and parts of Wixom.   Please contact directly.

St. Mary's Catholic Church           
1955 E. Commerce
Milford,  MI 
Huron Valley School residents ONLY!  August    , 201      from

Ferndale Youth Assistance
Phone:  248-586-8700
Email: melinda.hicks@ferndaleschools.com
Website:  www.ferndaleschools.com
Has a limited amount of school supplies for famiies in need that live within the Ferndale
School District.

BLAST OFF 2 SCHOOL!                
Rochester Area Neighborhood House                   August 14th through August 16th, 2017      
1720 S. Livernois
Rochester Hills, MI
West Middle School
500 Old Perch Road
Rochester Hills, MI  48309
Phone:  248-505-3522
Register today:     
Website: www.kidzkare.net 
•School Supplies
•Hair Cuts/Styling
•Physical Exams for daycare, school and sports
•Dental, Vision and Hearing Screenings
•Healthy Snacks, Drinks, Entertainment
•Face Painting and more…
The Back 2 School Bonanza program has been replaced by the Blast Off 2 School program. Neighborhood House and the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan are excited to
provide the Blast Off 2 School program to our neighbors in need in Rochester, Rochester
Hills, Auburn Hills, Leonard, Lakeville and Oakland Township.
Through this program, you will receive back-to-school supplies, backpacks and clothing.
You will also receive information and resources for health physicals, haircuts, and important assistance programs.
To register for this program, click on the following link:
At the end of the registration, you will receive instructions to choose your pick-up date and
time. You will not be fully registered until you choose your pick-up time.

Ready, Set School!  / 4th Annual Back to School Bash
North Oakland Family YMCA
3378 E. Walton Blvd.
Auburn Hills, MI  48326      Running August 1st through the 31st, 2017.....call directly!
Phone:  248-370-9622
Website:  YMCADetroit.org/NorthOakland

Pontiac Luvs the Kidz /  Back to School Picnic
Murphy's Park
441 Martin Luther King Blvd.                                 
Pontiac, MI 
Backpacks and school supplies, food, haircuts & hair braiding, manicures. 

Gateway Church   
25978 S. Knollwood Dr. (21 1/2 Mile)      
Chesterfield, MI  48051
August h, 201  from 11 to 1 p.m.....bring school supply list with you.     

Oxford Orion FISH        
487 First Street
P.O. Box 732
Oxford Twp., MI 48361
Phone: 248-628-3933
Email:  oxfordorionfish@gmail.com
Website:  www.oxfordorionfish.org
Because of our generous neighbors, FISH offers back-to-school supplies and backpacks
for qualified students in this area.  Please call for an appointment.

Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital Campus
1 William Carls Drive           
Commerce, MI  48382
Website:  www.hvsh.org
Back to school supplies, health screenings and a great deal more!

Back to School Blest Fest
Faith Tabernacle Church of Greater Flint       Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Held At:    11:30 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.
Riverside Tabernacle
429 NB Chavez Dr.
Flint, MI  48503
Multi-Church Community Outreach to bless kids with all that they need for going back
to school!There will also be fun and games for the families.

Back to School Rally  Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Prayer Garden Cogic       12 noon to 5 p.m.
3918 Fleming Road
Flint, MI  48504
There will be free food, a bounce house, rock climbing wall and many more activities
for the youth and their parents. Free School Supplies!

Back To School Rally 2017
Great Start Collaborative-Oakland    Saturday, August 12th, 2017
Pontiac Middle School10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
1275 N. Perry Street
Pontiac, MI  48340
Phone:  248-451-6852
Food, health screenings, parent resources, book bag giveaway, bounce houses,
K-9 Unit, school year car giveaway program and more! 

Back to School Bash Friday & Saturday August 25th & 26th, 2017
Genessee Road Church of God 6:30 p.m.
4344 North Genesee Road /
Flint, MI  48506-1518
Phone:  810-736-8300
Website: http://www.mygrcog.org/index.html
For kids K-6th grade.  Singing, games, story time, food and prizes. You MUST attend both
nights to receive a free backpack full of school supplies. If you only attend one night, we
will allow you to pick out 15 free school supplies. Kids must be present to receive a back-
pack and supplies. 

Eastside Church of The Nazarene     Sunday, August 27th, 2017
1829 Delaware Ave.        3 to 5 p.m. 
Flint, MI  48506
Phone:  810-656-9861
Families from the 48506 zipcode with school-aged children are welcome to bring
their children to receive a new backpack and the ability to fill their new bag with
new school supplies. Games, treats and a whole lot of fun will all take place in the
parking lot of the church.

United Missionary Baptist ChurchFriday, August 25th, 2017
6440 Clio Road6 to 8 p.m.
Flint, MI  48504
Phone:  810-787-4541
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UMBCFlint/
A night full of fun & fellowship!  Free food and games and school supplies to students. 
You will not want to miss this event!


Faith in Action  
(just inside the North entrance to the campus of St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea)
603 S. Main Street
Chelsea, MI  48118
Phone: 734-475-3305
FIA Dexter Food Pantry
(located just east of the party store in the Thomson Shore building)
7275 Joy Rd.
Dexter, Michigan  48103
Phone:  734-426-7002
Email:  nancypaul@faithinaction1.org
Website:  http://www.faithinaction1.org
Back to School Sponsorship Program:
Individuals and groups sponsor a school child (privacy protected) and supply them
with a new backpack, school supplies, and a new outfit to help them make a good
start to the new school year.   Please contact directly!

Saline Social Services Inc.          
224 W. Michigan Ave.
Saline, MI   48176
Phone: 734-429-4570
Email:  socserv@frontier.com
Website:  www.salinesocialservice.com
Back-To-School Clothing, shoes and school supply program for those that live within
the Saline School District.   Please contact directly!

Packard's Healthy Kids Fair                                                   Saturday, August 19, 2017  
200 Arnet St., Suite 150 (first floor)
Ypsilanti, MI  48198
Phone: 734- 985-7200
FREE back-to-school physicals, immunizations, health & wellness stations, dental checks
FREE backpacks, FREE bike helmets and fittings
Fun activities emphasizing health and safety
Bounce House and fun!

Backpack Fair       Saturday, August 19th, 2017
Faith United Methodist Church   10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
209 Washtenaw Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Phone: 734-482-8374
Email: fumcypsi@fumcypsi.org
Website: www.fumcypsi.org

Family Fun Day & Health Walk Fair    Saturday, August 19th, 2017
DAPCO Community Center      12 Noon
127 N. Washington Street
Ypsilanti, MI  48197
Website:  www.dapco.org
Entertainment, food and activities for the entire family! There will be a health walk
throughout the event, a bookbag giveaway, back to school haircuts and free teeth
cleaning for children. Soak or be soaked as you and friends take on the DAPCO
Dunk Tank or take a train ride around the Fair. This fun-filled free annual event
takes place in the parking lot next to DAPCO headquarters.

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