Miami-Dade County’s school start date is pushed back to Aug. 31 and will be online for the foreseeable future, but kids still need supplies.
To get them prepared to face the school year, we’ve rounded up these Back-to-School events, many of which include free school supplies for children.
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Aug. 8: Miami Kids Magazine Drive-through Back to School Backpack Giveaway sponsored by Miami Lighthouse for the Blind and Bakerly. Free backpacks filled with school supplies for the first 50 cars. Free eye tests by Florida Heiken Children’s Vision Program, call 305-856-9830 to make eye appointment. To comply with Miami-Dade County orders, face coverings are required. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Shops at Merrick Park, 358 San Lorenzo Ave., Coral Gables.
Drive-Thru Back to School Backpack Giveaway hosted by North Miami Mayor Philippe Bien-Amie. Kids receive backpacks filled with school supplies. Valid ID required for backpack distribution which is on a first-come first-serve basis. 10 a.m. to noon, Joe Celestin Center, 1525 NW 135 St., North Miami.
Mayor’s Back to School Drive-Thru Event hosted by Town of Miami Lakes Mayor Manny Cid. Free backpacks and school supplies with proof of RSVP. Parents must register all children and the kids must be present. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Miami Lakes Town Hall, 6601 Main St., Miami Lakes. Click here to RSVP.
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Before the kids go back to school, pick them up free meals which continue through the summer. Free meals are available for Miami-Dade County students during the summer break. Click here to find distribution sites.
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