Free school supply giveaways help parents amid inflation

Free school supply giveaways help parents amid inflation
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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — Inflation still having an impact on millions of families as the start of the new school year is around the corner. But luckily, it’s that time of year where many organizations give back to the community by giving away hundreds of backpacks in preparation for the new school year.

With only a few weeks left until school starts some parents are in need of school drives like these.

According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, parents will be paying five percent more at the register for school supplies compared to last year. School supply giveaway organizers said their goal for their bookbag giveaway is to help struggling families by making sure every child has the tools that they need to succeed and more.

“A lot of times they can do just so much on a limited basis. And when you have more than one child, it does add up. We want to be sure we give mothers and parents have enough so that they can hold it over,” said State Rep. Barbara Carpenter, D-Baton Rouge.

Baker School Board President Joyce Burges said school leaders want to make sure kids have everything they need for learning.

The City of Baker school system will host its school supplies giveaway from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 29. They are asking people to donate paper, pencils, and other school materials at the Baker School Board Office.

Carpenter will also host a back-to-school giveaway drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 29 at the Southern University Mini-Dome. They ask that you bring your child with you to get supplies.

Starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, July 30, families are invited to visit their nearest TCC store to pick up a backpack full of supplies. Backpacks are first come, first serve, and any extras will be donated to a local school. Click here for more.

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