In preparation for the upcoming school year, Georgetown families in need of backpacks and other school supplies can pick them up at a free distribution event Aug. 5.

The details

The event will take place from 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 5 at the Carver Center for Families, which is located at 1200 W. 17th St., Georgetown.

The backpack and school supply distribution portion of the event will be drive-thru style. Parents or guardians will be asked the age and gender of their children as well as the quantity of supplies needed so the right items can be provided, according to an Aug. 3 Georgetown ISD news release. Supplies will be distributed until they are gone.

After driving through, attendees are invited to park and enjoy on-site snow cones and a petting zoo, according to the release. A vendor fair where families can learn about additional community resources and job opportunities will take place inside the center.

The event is hosted by the Georgetown Cultural Citizens Memorial Association, who partnered with GISD, the Georgetown Police Department, Starry and the Carver Center for Families, First Baptist Georgetown and GTX Connect, according to the release.

Quote of note

“Last year, the program served about 350 students. This year, through the collaborative efforts of many organizations, the number of backpacks and supplies more than doubled,” said Melinda Brasher, GISD executive director for communications and community engagement, in the release. “I’m grateful and humbled to see how many people have collaborated to make this happen for our kids.”

Next steps

Georgetown ISD families who are in need of school supplies but are unable to attend the event are encouraged to reach out to their school counselor, according to the release.