Get FREE School Supplies in El Paso, TX!

(Last Updated On: January 1, 2019)

Looking for free school supplies and back to school clothes in El Paso, TX? We’re happy to help. I did some searches for this information and this is what I found.

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Got TANF? If your family receives Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) funds, you’ll receive an additional $30 per child subsidy payment in August. These funds are designed to help offset the cost of school supplies and back-to-school clothes.

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Abundant Living Faith Center provides 450 children with school supplies, backpacks and tennis shoes. They also distribute clothing, food and Christmas toys throughout the year.

Assistance League of El Paso provides a new school uniform package for elementary students who attend public schools in El Paso,  TX. Contact your local school counselor for a referral!

ASYMCA provides school supplies, clothing, kitchen supplies, food and diapers to junior enlisted families in need. Holiday help may also be provided in the form of Thanksgiving food baskets, Easter gifts for children and Christmas gifts. Military ID is required.

Child Crisis Center of El Paso provides an annual Back-to-School Supplies Drive where students can receive pencils, crayons, color pencils, folders, glue sticks, scissors and more.

Education Service Center Region 19 provides services, including free lunches and school supplies, to eligible children. To qualify for these services, children must “lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.” This includes children who are sharing the housing of other people due to loss of housing or hardship. Your child qualifies also if you live in a hotel, motel, trailer park, camp ground, transitional shelter, foster care, car, public space, abandoned building or similar space.

El Paso Lions Club hosts an annual “School Uniform Swap,” where families can receive gently used uniforms and free school supplies.  Families who have gently used uniforms are encouraged to donate them in exchange for credits toward other clothing.

El Paso Independent School District advises families who need help with school resources to check first with their schools. Some have free school supplies.

First Baptist Church of El Paso provides clothing in addition to sports activities, ESL classes and more.

Houchen Community Center hosts an annual Back to School Bash that distributes backpacks with school supplies, free uniforms, free hair cuts and free physicals.

Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) provides backpacks full of supplies to hundreds of children who participate in the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program.

Northeast Youth Stride for Success Foundation collects backpacks and school supplies for Northeast El Paso students. These supplies are provided directly to the schools, so contact your school counselor for more information about how to obtain these items.

Operation H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Endure) is an organization that provides help for families in El Paso, TX. They distribute school supplies and backpacks at an annual giveaway.  Follow their Facebook page for details on upcoming events!

Operation Homefront provides school supplies, clothes, holiday meals, baby items, financial assistance and more to qualifying military members and post-9/11 veterans.

Rotary Clubs around El Paso, TX, participate in school supply drives. As far as I can tell, these supplies are delivered directly to the schools. Contact your school counselor for more information.

Sacred Heart Parish distributes backpacks and supplies gathered through the annual El Segundo Barrio Backpack Drive.

Salvation Army may provide clothing vouchers, food boxes, prescription assistance, and hygiene items!

Super Hero Health Fair is an annual free public event with well-child visits, checkups, sports physicals and free school supplies for the first 200 guests. Face painting, superhero guests, entertainment, snacks and games are also available..

#TEAMSISD partners with personnel, students, and organizations in the Socorro Independent School District to collect school supplies and backpacks for needy K-12 students in that district.

Texas gives families a tax break on school supplies and clothing every year.  You can find details at the website. Local and online businesses sometimes have back to school sales at the same time, so check the ads to take advantage of both.

Victory Warriors provides school supplies, clothing, and other services for students involved in the program.

You Eat / I Eat Community Unity provides clothing and food for any El Paso County residents who need it.

Ysleta Independent School District and Western Tech sponsor a Back 2 School Expo every year. In the past, it has been held at a mall on tax-free weekend. Enjoy vendors, prizes, and giveaways, including backpacks. Children must be present.

Ysleta Lutheran Mission provides school supplies, clothing, winter coats, quilts, hygiene supplies, food and more to families in need. You must have birth certificates for your children in order to receive school supplies.

Ysleta and Socorro school districts have resources for families who need help with school supplies. Parents can call their children’s school for details.

 

 

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