Back to School Bash set to kick off in Carbondale, IL on Aug. 13 - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Back to School Bash set to kick off in Carbondale, IL on Aug. 13

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

The Women's Center in Carbondale is hosting their third annual Back to School Bash at the Eurma C Hayes Center on Saturday, August 13.

More than 500 backpacks and school supplies will be provided for free to children from Southern Illinois.

It is estimated that more than $50 is spent for school supplies, especially parents with multiple children.

Free haircuts, food, dental exams, employment opportunities and kid-friendly activities will be available as well.

The event is scheduled to help kids be fully prepared for the beginning of the school year.

Donations for the event can be dropped off at The Women's Center at 610 SW Thompson St. in Carbondale or at the African American Museum in the University Mall.

The bash will run from 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact Lindsay Stockhecke at 618-549-4807 or wcds@thewomensctr.org.

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