The Alamance-Burlington School System will begin its 2022-23 academic year Aug. 29, and local organizations are hosting campaigns and supply drives to collect necessary school supplies for students ahead of the new school year.
According to the Alamance Chamber, more than 25,000 school supplies were collected through the Classroom Collection Campaign for the 2021-22 academic year. The collections ensure that around 3,000 Alamance Burlington School System students have the tools and supplies — No. 2 pencils, glue sticks, backpacks, erasers, highlighters, notebooks and more — necessary to succeed throughout the school year.
Community members who are able and willing are encouraged to donate. Elon News Network has compiled a list of local supply drives.
21st Annual Classroom Collection Campaign
July 8 - Aug. 8
Organized by the Alamance Chamber
Public drop sites include Alamance Arts, Alamance-Burlington Schools Central Office, Alamance Chamber, Alamance County Public Libraries, Allen Tate Realtors of Burlington, Beth Schmidt Park, Burlington and Mebane Pediatrics, CityGate Dream Center, Chick-fil-A: Huffman Mill and University Commons locations, District No. 3 Coworking Space, Edward Jones in Gibsonville and Graham, Geico Insurance Office Burlington, Gold’s Gym Burlington, Mackintosh on the Lake Clubhouse, Mebane Arts & Community Center, Pinnacle Bank, Sylvan Learning Center of Burlington
National Night Out Back 2 School Bash
National Night Out is held annually the first Tuesday in August. Open to Alamance County residents, this event will feature free books, bicycles, school supplies, clothes and more. There will also be opportunities for face painting and live performances.
Aug. 2, 4-8 p.m.
Hosted by Burlington Housing Authority
1209 Chandler Court, Burlington
Back to School Gospel Clown Show
Open Bible Baptist Church is giving away backpacks and school supplies while supplies last.
Aug. 6, 5-7 p.m.
Open Bible Baptist Church
610 S Beaumont Ave, Burlington
Drive-Up Back to School Supply & Food Distribution
Aug. 13, 10 a.m.
Holly Hill Mall
Annual faculty and staff school supply drive for Alamance students
According to the planning week schedule, information about drop off procedures will be emailed to faculty and staff.