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Greenville County free back to school supply programs.

There are several free back to school supply giveaways that are held by charities, non-profits and churches in the Greenville County South Carolina area. Donations and volunteers allow these assistance programs to run. Low income families, single moms or dads, immigrants and others can get free school supplies, uniforms, backpacks, gift certificates, and other items for their children. A list of charities to try is below, or find other free clothing closets in Greenville County South Carolina.

What may be offered varies and is based on donation. But the school supply programs may have items such as spiral notebooks, Anti-bacterial waterless soap, book bags, notebooks or graph paper, markers, back packs, calculators, pens, and more. Kindergarten through high school students in Greenville SC can also get clothes they need for school, including uniforms, shoes, sneakers, underwear, jeans, dresses, t shirts, and more.

Find more details below and where to go and how to apply. Note the list below is only a sampling, and the free school supply programs are not available each year. Charities, churches, and non-profits only run them when donations allow.

The Schools Tools Project is run by the United Way and partners in Greenville County. Low to moderate income families and the unemployed can get help for their children. Qualified applicants can get free school supplies, clothes, gift certificates for stores such as Target or Wal-Mart, erasers, tablets, calculators, bags and more. The assistance is generally for K-4 through tenth grade students. Address is 105 Edinburgh Court, Greenville, Carolina 29607. Call 864-467-3333 for details.

Salvation Army back to school supply giveaways take place in Greenville County. Students of all ages can get everything from uniforms, sneakers and clothes to backpacks filled with goods, like paper, pens, crayons, and more. There is also a thrift store, clothing closet, as well as emergency financial help. More on Salvation Army assistance programs Greenville County.





Greer Relief (phone (864) 848-5355) supports the city, town, and surrounding Greer area. Whether it is financial aid, clothes for kids or free personal toiletries, or school supplies, help is available. Kids can get backpacks, information on computer labs, tutoring services, and other help. Migrants, Latino and Spanish speaking children are also qualified.  Address is 202 Victoria St, Greer, SC 29652.

Sterling Community Center passes out free school items and food. They also hold a “celebration” with games, hygiene products, and more for needy families in the community. The address is 113 Minus St, Greenville, SC 29601, or dial (864) 235-4026.

Catholic Charities of the Piedmont has many assistance programs. Students can get free dental cleanings or food and clothes. Based on donations and volunteers, there may be books, items for school, laptops, backpacks, sneakers and more from the 2300 Old Buncombe Road, Greenville, Carolina 29609. Dial (864) 242-2233

Carolina Family Services has a school supply event, first come, and served. Basis school items such as paper, pens, scissors, assignment papers, and bags may be offered from the non-profit at 17 Memorial Medical Dr, Greenville, South Carolina 29605. For details on the program dial (864) 283-0637.

North Greenville Crisis Ministry also has a program with school items, furniture, clothes, bags, hygiene supplies and more. Low income families, children ,and students in need can try the non-profit at 864 N HWY 25 Bypass, Greenville, South Carolina 29617. Dial (864) 834-7342 for details.





Upstate Urban League of the Upstate focuses on disadvantaged residents, including minorities, immigrants, and others. Programs range from job training to information on scholarships, career counseling, and supplies. More on Urban League of the Upstate.

Grace Cathedral Ministries is a faith based church-charity. They have many assistance programs for the poor, children, and students from 200 Assembly Dr, Piedmont, SC 29673. There are STEMP activities, free book bags, meals, snacks, notebooks, calculators, and more school items for boys and girls. Call 864-241-3101

School supply giveaway events are usually held by local clinics, hospitals, or medical centers in Greenville County. Families who need assistance do not need to be patients or clients. Options include New Horizon Family Health Services Inc., Unity Health on Main, as well as Molina Healthcare of South Carolina (address 505 North Main St., Suite C, Greenville, Carolina). Not only will heir be bags filled with free school supplies, but events also give food, snacks, haircuts to students, and even immunizations or vaccinations. Dial 211.

By Jon McNamara

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