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Back to school giveaways in Central Indiana

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Posted at 2:41 PM, Jul 21, 2023
and last updated 2023-07-26 16:50:50-04

INDIANAPOLIS — Summer break is coming to an end for students, with many schools resuming at the end of July or early August.

Back to school events across Central Indiana are making sure families have the resources they need, including the following:

Thursday, July 27

IndyGo Back to School night

  • When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Carson Transit Center, 201 E Washington St
  • What: IndyGo will offer youth (ages 18 and younger) a Reduced Fare ID card, a free backpack (while supplies last) and travel training opportunities to inform families about how to use transit.

Friday, July 28

Noblesville Schools Back to School Bash

  • When: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Beaver Stadium, 1779 Field Drive
  • What: The event will feature over 80 activity areas including food, games, sports, art, free giveaways, live music, and community and school exhibitors.

Saturday, July 29

Westminster Neighborhood Services 2023 Back to School Bash

  • When: 10 a.m to 2 p.m.
  • Where: 2325 E New York St
  • What: Westminster Neighborhood Services 9th annual Back to School Bash where student can receive free backpacks, school supplies, uniforms and more. Free lunch will be served. *Student must be present.

Back to School Bash

  • When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Where: 4301 Hoyt Ave, Indianapolis, IN
  • What: Church of God of Prophecy Hoyt Avenue Worship Ctr. is offering giveaways, food, drinks and games for the families in the Christian Park Neighborhood.

New Direction Church Back to School Party

  • When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Where: Arlington Junior High School, 4825 N Arlington Ave
  • What: They will be giving away 3,000 free backpacks filled with school supplies, bicycles, computer tablets, McDonald’s gift cards, WalMart gift cards, school uniforms and tennis shoes.

Back to School Carnival

  • When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Where: Progressive Baptist Church, 4625 W 59th St, Indianapolis, IN
  • What: Free school supplies, free haircuts, free food, and carnival games

Martin University Block Party

  • When: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Where: Martin University Gathertorium, 2186 North Sherman Drive
  • What: Attendees can look forward to a wide array of activities suitable for the whole family, as well as special incentives for prospective students. The Kid's Zone will feature a bounce house and face painting, and a generous giveaway of school supplies.