School Supply Drives in Huntsville & North Alabama
Like it or not, it’s that time of year again. Time to peruse the aisles for fresh looseleaf, No. 2 pencils, shiny new pens, and gadgets galore – school supply shopping time! There are great sales going on everywhere, and it’s the best time of the year to stockpile supplies. It’s also a great time to grab some extras while you’re out and donate them to some of the school supply drives happening in Huntsville.
Grab some extra new school supplies at the Alabama Tax Free Back to School Shopping Weekend to donate to any of the Huntsville school supply drives below. You can even coordinate your own drive at your workplace or in your neighborhood! Does your student need school supplies? Call 211 to find a North Alabama resource near you!
School Supply Drives in Huntsville & North Alabama
Huntsville Police Department School Supply Drive
Every day in July
Location: HPD Precincts (map)
The Huntsville Police Department (HPD) will host its annual Back-to-School Supply Drive during the month of July. The department is seeking donations of backpacks, pencils, pens, markers, notebooks and other supplies. HPD also seeks coats for students to have during the winter months. Supplies will be donated to Huntsville City Schools and distributed to teachers and students throughout the year. For more information, contact Sgt. Rosalind White, Public Information Officer, email@example.com.
Donations can be dropped off at the following locations now through Friday, July 30:
– Public Safety Complex: 815 Wheeler Ave., Huntsville, AL
– North Precinct: 4014 N. Memorial Pkwy, Huntsville, AL
– South Precinct: 7900 Bailey Cove Road, Huntsville, AL
– West Precinct: 2110 Clinton Ave., Huntsville AL
Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive
July 9-10, 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Help “Stuff the Bus” for students at Huntsville City Schools! Bring your school supply donations as well as new clothes and shoes to any of the following locations:
Walmart Supercenter – 3031 Memorial Pkwy
Walmart Supercenter – 6140 University Drive
Walmart Supercenter – 11610 Memorial Pkwy
Walmart Supercenter – 2165 Winchester Road
Walmart Supercenter – 330 Sutton Road
Walmart Supercenter – 8650 Madison Blvd
Dirt Cheap – 8760 Madison Blvd
Ollie’s Bargain Outlet – 9076 Madison Blvd
Target – 2750 Carl T. Jones
Target – 6275 University Drive
More Info here.
Next Step Back to School Bonanza
July 16 from 10-2
Location: Monrovia Community Center (map)
Next Step BYBU LLC is having its 1st Annual back-to-school supply drive at the Monrovia Center. Come out bring the kids pick up supplies and have a little fun as we start the 2022-2023 school year! This event will serve the Madison County, Huntsville City, and Madison City Schools and any children needing school supplies will be able to get them while supplies last. There will be members from the schools with supply list a representative to help with lunch forms, bus schedule information, as well as a panel for Q&A. This is an action-packed event with local vendors, colleges, and a wealth of knowledge to go around. More info here.
CAFY’s 2022 Back to School Event
July 16 from 9-11 AM
Location: Calhoun Community College (map)
CAFY stands for Community Awareness For Youth, and the Huntsville chapter does great work. They help provide networking opportunities for students to make connections with local organizations that offer youth services, mentors, guidance, and more. Providing local students and their families with free school supplies, backpacks, prizes, goodies, and more than a week’s worth of groceries per car. Fun, food, entertainment, community information, prizes, and goodies will be there waiting for YOU! First come, first serve. CAFY, Refuge Church/One Gen Away, Huntsville City Schools, The City of Huntsville, Calhoun Community College, and many others come together to make this happen! More info here.
Christmas Charities Year Round Look Smart, Feel Sharp Program
Mondays – Fridays from 8AM – 4PM
Location: Christmas Charities Year Round (map)
When students look good, they feel good and are ready to learn. That is the premise of Christmas Charities Year Round’s “Look Sharp, Feel Smart” program. This year, the program will assist over 600 children as they enter the classroom this Fall, looking smart and feeling sharp. The program provides each student with a like-new outfit along with new undergarments needed to start the school year. They also receive new clothes donated by local residents. CCYR welcomes donations of clothing, backpacks, and school supplies year-round, but especially at back-to-school time. More info here.
Free2Teach School Supply Drive
M-W-F open from 9AM – 3PM
Tues & Thurs from 9AM – 6PM
Location: 3054 Leeman Ferry Road, Huntsville (map)
Free2Teach is calling on citizens to participate in this convenient drop-off supply drive. They specifically need pencils, pens, crayons, washable markers, glue sticks, copy paper, and loose-leaf paper. Most teachers spend between $500 and $1,000 of their own money each year to purchase supplies for their classrooms and to help children most in need. Free2Teach is working to help fill the void. The non-profit, in cooperation with Huntsville City Schools, is supporting public education by operating a volunteer-run resource store stocked with free teaching materials and classroom supplies. Teachers pick up free supplies and discretely distribute them to the students who need them most. More info here.
United Way of Madison County
The United Way of Madison County invests in several out-of-school time programs serving children PreK-12th grade throughout Madison County, including those listed below. Each of these is selected for partnership based on their ability to serve with quality and compassion and their arms are open and ready for new school supply donations. Thank you!
[sws_grey_box box_size=”630″] Boys and Girls Clubs of North AL | 2901 Fairbanks Street, NW, Huntsville | 256-534-6060
The Care Center (New Hope) | 5410 Main Drive, New Hope 35760 | 256-723-2273
Christmas Charities Year Round | 3054 Leeman Ferry Road, Buildings P&Q, Huntsville | 256-837-2373
Family Services Center – FAST Program | 4092 Memorial Pkwy SW #205, Huntsville | 256-551-1610
Girls, Inc., 4600 Blue Spring Rd. NW, Huntsville | 256-859-0011
Village of Promise, Fairbanks Street, NW, Huntsville | 256-536-8052
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