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Free school supplies, events & resources

Free school supplies, fun events, and information about resources are offered for students returning to school in South Florida.

With some events that include distributing free school supplies and other items for students, eligibility restrictions occasionally apply.  

For example, free items & free haircuts might be reserved for residents of municipality where event is.

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Free Events, including events with free items for eligible students

  • Washington Park Family Fun Day and Back-to-School event, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. August 14, 5199 Pembroke Road, Hollywood 33020, includes bounce house, entertainment, refreshments, vaccinations, & backpacks while supplies last for ages 6-17, information online
  • School supplies for Lauderdale Lakes residents kindergarten – 12th grade, registering online is required & proof of residency required, Drive-Thru resource fair August 14 while supplies last, Lauderdale Lakes multipurpose facilities, 4340 NW 36th Street, Lauderdale Lakes 33319, 954-535-2804, website
  • Lauderhill Chamber event includes free school supplies, haircuts, entertainment, games, food; free items for K-12 while supplies last, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. August 14, hair  salon, 7561 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Lauderhill 33319, information online  
  • Register online required, Back 2 School Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. August 15, Praise Tabernacle International, 1050 NW 43rd Avenue, Plantation 33313, 954-792-0367

Other Events

Free live homework help online & other resources from Broward Library

School District Information

Broward Public Schools feature an information page online

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