We’ve put together a list of organizations in Missouri that donate school supplies, backpacks, and other services to help kids succeed in the new school year!


Don’t forget! Tax-Free Weekend in Missouri is Aug. 3 – 5.



Excelsior Springs



Child must be present. Please bring IDs for parent and child.


Sunday, July 22

Verizon Store

122 Corum Road | Excelsior Springs, Mo.




We Care Fair – Abundant Life Church

Family/children must live in Newton or McDonald County in Missouri.

Each individual child must be pre-registered (see above) to receive school supplies. Child(ren) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the day of the event to receive school supplies and/or other available items.

All other free items/services at the We Care Fair are available on a first come, first served basis without pre-registration. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Learn more.


Saturday, July 28

8 – 11 a.m.

Abundant Life Church
700 Spencer Drive | Neosho, Mo.
417-312-5642 | wecarefair@alagchurch.com


Pre-registration for school supplies:

  • Monday, July 16: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 17: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 18: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 19: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Friday, July 20: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Kansas City


Northland Assistance Center

The mission of Northland Assistance Center is to provide compassionate emergency assistance to children, families, and individuals in Clay and Platte counties. We offer utility, rent, food, transportation, prescription, medical, school supplies, and other services.

Visit northlandassistancecenter.org or call 816-421-2243 to receive assistance.


Northland Assistance Center

2018 Gentry St. | North Kansas City, Mo.
816-421-2243 | pearceri@umkc.edu


Summerfest Presented by Kansas City Public Schools Education Foundation

Students will receive a free backpack, school supplies, and a Kansas City Public Schools T-Shirt.

Summerfest is open to the entire Kansas City community and offers a variety of resources and children’s activities, including immunizations, sports physicals, live entertainment, free food, and more. Learn more.


Saturday, Aug. 4

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Kansas City Public Schools
2901 Troost Ave. | Kansas City, Mo.




East Grand Community Services

Recipients of school supplies must be present and bring IDs. Learn more.


Sunday, Aug. 5

6 – 8 p.m.

East Grand Church of Christ

220 E. Grand St. | Springfield, Mo.
417-883-3628 | ktebo@eastgrandchurch.org


St. Louis


Junction Hill C-12 School

Backpack, school supplies, shoes, and a haircut available only to students enrolled at Junction Hill School for the 2018-2019 school year.

First come, first served. Grades K – 12. Learn more.


Friday, Aug. 3

5 – 7 p.m.

Junction Hill School

8004 CR 3010 | West Plains, Mo.


National Night Out – Back 2 School Rally

This event is free and open to the public. Grades K – 12. Learn more.


Tuesday, Aug. 7

5 – 8 p.m.

McNair Campus

8136 Groby Road | University City, Mo.
314-290-4045 | gspiller@ucityschools.org



Show Off Auto Show

Enjoy a free car show and school supplies. First come, first served. Grades K – 12. Learn more.


Sunday, Aug. 12

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Machinist Hall

12365 St. Charles Rock Road | Bridgeton, Mo.
636-492-1750 | showoffautoshow@yahoo.com


Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce

Free school supplies, drawstring backpacks, breakfast pastries, hot dogs, activities for children, giveaways, and prize drawings! Plus, children can meet princesses and superheroes and visit with crew from Wentzville Fire Protection and St. Charles County Ambulance.


Saturday, July 28

8 a.m. – Noon

Morning Star Church

1600 Feise Road | Dardenne Prairie, Mo.
636-327-6914 | info@westernstcharlescountychamber.com


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