BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — If you're looking for school supplies at the last minute, we've got you covered.
There are several school supplies drives across Western New York in the coming days.
Friday, August 27
- Several companies are holding a back to school supplies drive at MLK Park in Buffalo from 4 to 7 p.m. which will include live entertainment, free giveaways, games, and more.
Saturday, August 28
- National Grid is supplying 2,000 free backpacks filled with school supplies at the Johnnie B Wiley Pavilion on Jefferson Avenue in Buffalo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; the first 500 people will also receive a Tops gift card.
- Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME) is holding a back to school barbecue at 1542 Main Street in Buffalo along with a back to school drive in their parking lot at Oxford Avenue and West Ferry Street, between 12 and 3 p.m.
- Good Shepherd Community of Faith at 187 Southside Parkway in Buffalo is holding a back to school fair and community wellness day, offering free backpacks and school supplies from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday, September 4
- Local legislators are having a back to school drive where supplies can be dropped off from now until August 31 in order to be picked up on Saturday, September 4 between 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Buffalo Central Terminal. Families can register by clicking here.
- Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls -- partners with The Salvation Army, Niagara Falls Boys and Girls Club and the United Way of Greater Niagara for back-to-school event. From 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Fashion Outlets located at 1900 Military Rd., Niagara Falls. Backpack and school supplies giveaway to the first 500 students, while supplies last. Students, from Pre-K–12th grade must be in attendance.
If you know of an upcoming school supply drive you think should be listed, email Paul Ross at email@example.com.