Looking for free school supplies and back to school clothes in Gallipolis, OH? We’re happy to help. I did some searches for this information and this is what I found.
First of all, Ohio state law states that “no… school district shall charge a fee to a pupil who is eligible for a free lunch under the “National School Lunch Act”… for any materials needed to enable the pupil to participate fully in a course of instruction.” This does not apply to extracurricular or tools for job readiness courses that are kept by the student after the class ends. This means that if your family qualifies for free student lunches, you do not have to purchase school supplies at all.
Nevertheless, if you are looking for free or cheap school supplies or back to school clothes in Gallipolis, OH, you’ve come to the right place! We are still waiting for replies from the school district and a local resource center, so hopefully we’ll be able to add to this list again soon.
FREE School Supplies in Gallipolis, OH!
New Life Lutheran Church hosts an annual event where they donate school supply packets and clothing to families in need.
River of Life United Methodist Church provides free school supplies, kids clothing and books during an annual celebration. This event happens every year and features fun activities, games and face painting. The 2017 event was hosted on August 8 between 11am and 1pm. You’ll need to contact the Church for details about events in future years.
FREE (and Cheap) School Clothes in Gallipolis, OH!
Gallia County Ohio PRC Program provides school clothing vouchers to eligible families. To qualify, you must have at least one minor child under age 18 living in your home and have an income equal to or less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.