Midlands 2022 back-to-school giveaways and events

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Published: Jul. 26, 2022 at 3:57 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2022 at 12:24 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - As the Midlands approaches the end of summer, back-to-school events are returning for the season. WIS is compiling a list of events to help families find the resources they need.

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LEXINGTON COUNTY

In Lexington, Mission Lexington is holding a giveaway from August 8 to 12, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 216 Harmon St.

The giveaway is eligible for Lexington County residents. Photo ID is needed and a social security card is required for each child participating. Organizers have also requested a school supply list from your child’s school.

Mission Lexington is holding a back to school giveaway Aug. 8 to 12.
Mission Lexington is holding a back to school giveaway Aug. 8 to 12.(Mission Lexington)

RICHLAND COUNTY

The supplies will be distributed during the Free Back 2 School Extravaganza from noon until 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12 at the detention center.

Items being collected include pencils, colored pencils, sharpeners, pens, markers, paper and other essential back-to-school supplies.

The event is open to Richland County School District 1 students and families. To register for the event and more information about it, click the link here.

Richland School District Two will be holding a back-to-school bash at 763 Fashion Drive.

True Word Church will be having a Back-to-School Giveaway on August 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The location of the event is 2512 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29203.

The giveaway will include backpacks with school supplies. The event will include free haircuts, a gaming trailer, a bounce house, food and drinks and more.

This event is free to the community.

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On Sunday, August 14, there will be a school supply giveaway at St. Peter Baptist Church at 7910 Broad River Road.

Irmo Mayor Barry Walker will be in attendance.

The event will happen at 12:30 p.m.

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A free back-to-school event is being held by Carolina Dental Docs.

Mega Insurance Agency is holding a back to school giveaway on August 13th at 2200 Decker Blvd in Columbia. It will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is giving away 1000 backpacks.

Mega Insurance Agency is holding a back to school giveaway on August 13th.
Mega Insurance Agency is holding a back to school giveaway on August 13th.(Mega Insurance Agency)

Healthy Blue:

BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina has partnered with the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation to host a Back-to-School Bash from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Lorick Park in Columbia.

Families will have the chance to enjoy free food and entertainment. Free backpacks will be available for the first 300 children, and Kicks for Kids will be giving out more than 100 pairs of new or slightly used sneakers.

Attendees can participate in no-cost health screenings, including well-child screenings and vision and hearing screenings. Sports physicals and COVID-19 vaccinations will also be available.

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