16th Annual Back to School Bash Giving Free School Supplies Sunday

Backpack of school child. Face mask and sanitizer.

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(Des Moines, IA) -- Back to School Iowa is hosting its Annual Back to School Bash on Sunday in Des Moines. The event helps families get free school supplies such as backpacks, pens, pencils, folders, and masks.

The Polk County Health Department and Drake Pharmacy will be at the event offering vaccines to students 12 and older.

The Back to School Bash will be at the John R. Grubb YMCA from 2-5 p.m.

A list of organizations giving away free school supplies is below:

West Des Moines Human Services

139th 6th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265

August 18th and 19th

Income verification and appointments are required to receive supplies

Waukee Area Christian School Supply Drive

1155 SE Boone Dr, Waukee, IA 50263

Johnston Partnership Back To School Supply Drive


Orchard Place Annual School Supply Drive

2116 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50312


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