The City of Lubbock said in a press release numerous organizations and agencies are partnering together to organize one large back-to-school event that will provide free food, backpacks, school supplies, community resources and more to Lubbock County and West Texas families.

The 2024 City-Wide Back 2 School Bash with Texas Tech University will occur at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center on August 3 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

To help gather school supplies and hygiene items for the event, a school supply drive will be happening from May 31 to June 28. Donation bins are located all around Lubbock, including:

  • Lubbock Public Library – Groves (5520 19th St)
  • Lubbock Public Library – Godeke (5034 Frankford Ave)
  • Lubbock Public Library – Mahon (1306 9th St)
  • Lubbock Public Library – Patterson (1836 Parkway Dr)
  • City of Wolfforth Library (508 E US62)
  • Peoples Bank (3801 34th St)
  • Peoples Bank (5820 82nd St)
  • Peoples Bank (11011 Quaker Ave)
  • Prosperity Bank (4827 4th St)
  • Prosperity Bank (5120 82nd St)
  • Prosperity Bank (6500 Indiana Ave)
  • Prosperity Bank (8232 University Ave)
  • Prosperity Bank (4505 98th St)
  • Prosperity Bank (7904 Milwaukee Ave)
  • Prosperity Bank (1401 Ave Q)
  • Prosperity Bank (114 University Ave)
  • Lone Star State Bank (6220 Milwaukee Ave)
  • Parenting Cottage (3818 50th St)
  • School of Rock (6827 82nd St)
  • Crunch Fitness (6205 Slide Rd)
  • Citizens Tower – Lobby by elevators (1314 Ave K)

The school supplies needed include writing and coloring utensils, loose-leaf paper, scissors, glue, notebooks, highlighters, erasers and more. Some suggested hygiene items are hand sanitizer, travel-size toothpaste and toothbrushes, hair combs and travel-size deodorant.

In addition to donation bins set up around town, they have also set up an Amazon Registry for anyone who would prefer an easier way to participate. The registry can be found by clicking here.

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