Free school supplies in Oklahoma City and County.

A number of free school supply giveaways and programs are available in both Oklahoma City as well as the county. There are items for low income students, children from Kindergarten to High School, the working poor, even teachers in the metro area. The goal is to ensure each child has free uniforms/clothes, writing material, bags, notebooks, and all the school supplies they need for the year. More details are below, or a residents can also try free clothing closets in Oklahoma County.

All of the charities, non-profits, and churches below have their own limited events and hours. Call for hours for any school supply programs as dates, applications, and criteria change. So do the items given, as these free school supply events depend on donations as well as volunteers.

When items are available, there may be free school bookbags; notebooks; pens or pencils; sneakers; laptops, tablets, or calculators; compasses or pro-tractors; clothes including uniforms or free shoes; winter gear; and much more. Each Oklahoma City charity has their own items they give to students. They help school age children Pre-K-12th. Or residents can find other places for free stuff.

Oklahoma City metro area Assistance League
Address is 809 Wall St.
Norman, OK 73069
Phone: (405) 321-9400
The back to school supply assistance program is known as Operation School Bell. It gives kids a wide range of goods. Everything from books to pens or pencils, notebooks, backpacks, and more are offered. This Assistance league also supports the low income and single mothers in Oklahoma County too.

The Urban Mission
Location is 3737 N Portland Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Main number is (405) 946-1556. Bring identification, income, etc. when applying for school items.





Sharing Tree's Classroom Connection
825 NW 24th Street
Moore, Oklahoma 73160
Main number is 405.634.2006
Winter gear, including free jackets, coats, boots, gloves, and more is given. The charity runs a school supply program known as Coat-A-Kid.

Bethel Baptist Church Norman and the United Way of Norman's ABC School Supply Program
Main office is at 1717 W Lindsey St
Norman, OK 73069
Call (405) 329-3749

Salvation Army OKC seasonal services
The charity helps the poor, less fortunate, and single moms among others. The annual summer/fall back to school supply giveaways help low income households. There may be backpacks, notebooks, gift certificates and many other school supply goods (all free) for students. More on Salvation Army Oklahoma County.





Sunbeam Family Services
Address is 1100 NW 14th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73106
Intake number is 405-528-7721
They only help grandparents who are raising grand kids. Pens, highlighters, pencils, shoes, free backpacks and other school supplies may be giving away.

Urban League Of Greater Oklahoma City
N Martin Luther King Ave
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73111
(405) 424-5243
Free vouchers and gift cards are provided. They allow students and low income parents to shop for their own back to school items.

Our Sisters' Closet Thrift Store
2209 SW 74th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
(405) 631-7171
Now while some items are of course for sale (desks, chairs, tables, etc.) the non-profit will also give away some free items. This may be shorts, shirts, dresses, slacks, hats, gloves, jackets, and more. The free clothes can help students build out a uniform.

Feed the Children
333 N Meridian Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73107
Telephone (405) 942-0228
They operate a Tech Store. It allows teachers to get low cost or free items for their classroom instead of buying the goods at a store themselves.




Christian Service Center
115 SW 24th Street
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73109
Phone: (405) 236-5956
The faith based charity has clothes, including school uniforms and other supplies. There may be shoes, sneakers, book bags, and many other items for young kindergarten up to college students.

People's Church
800 E Britton Rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73114
Phone: (405) 775-9991
Various assistance programs for parents and children. They offer free haircuts and hygiene items for school, arrange dental care/cleanings and immunizations, and more.

Faith Church
Main address is 12201 Warwick Dr
Oklahoma City, OK 73162
Phone: (405) 603-3248
Free snacks, food, meals, school backpacks, bags, and more are given out from the church.

Alameda Church Of Christ
801 Alameda St
Norman, Oklahoma 73071
Phone: (405) 321-0788
They only cover the Norman area.

Capitol Hill Baptist Church
304 SW 134th St
Oklahoma City, OK 73170
Dial (405) 799-9799 for details on back to school supply events.





The Good Fight Church
Main address is 500 E Main St
Yukon, Oklahoma 73099
Phone: (405) 265-1121
A number of services are offered. They include a soup kitchen, financial aid, snacks and free school items for children, clothes and more.


By Jon McNamara

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