The new school year is approaching, and it’s time to start preparing. Several organizations are taking a step to make this process easier for families.
Kern County Child Support Services has already hosted a few events but will host three more in Buttonwillow, Ridgecrest, and McFarland. Buttonwillow and McFarland’s giveaways are in partnership with the Kern County Libray.
Monday, July 24th, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the Buttonwillow Branch Library.
This will be a drive-thru giveaway at Leroy Jackson Park Thursday, July 27th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.. The flyer states to enter from French Ave. at La Mirage Ln.
Friday, July 28th, 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. at the McFarland Branch Libray.
Additional events from other organizations can be found below.
United against Covid Coaliton
There will be a vaccine clinic at McFarland Parks and Recreation from 10 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Community members will be able to come out and get vaccinated against COIVD and school supplies. Along with vaccines and school supplies, the coalition will be giving a $100 gift card to anyone who gets vaccinated.
Bakersfield Adult School, Telemundo, and Kern County Library
Starting at 11:00 a.m., community members can go to the Kern County Library to get a free backpack. According to the flyer, you must be present to receive the backpack. The Kern County Libray Facebook states that over 200 backpacks will be given away on a first-come, first serve basis.
NAACP and Wendale Davis Foundation
This back-to-school event offers a mixture of supplies, haircuts, and fun. The event will be held at Bakersfield High School at 3:00 p.m. Community members can pitch in by donating backpacks, notebooks, binders, new and gently used books, and any other school supplies. Donations can be taken to:
- Nikki Beauty Supply
- 3767 Ming Ave. #B
- Beauty Connections
- 324 Oak St. #E
- Milian Institute
- 2822 F St.
CAPK, Community Interventions, and Vintage Cutz
Free backpacks, school supplies, and haircuts will be available at the Friendship House Community Center from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. For those wanting to donate to the event, you can visit the CAPK website.