The Warner Robins Housing Authority plans to give away 1,500 bookbags filled with school supplies Friday, July 20th.
It's part of the third annual Back-To-School Bash hosted by the housing authority and Warner Robins Habitat for Humanity.
About a dozen volunteers filled backpacks with pencils, glue sticks, erasers, notebooks, and more Friday morning.
They divided up the lot into bookbags intended for elementary, middle or high school students.
Organizer Sharon Rogers says the bag and supplies would cost parents about $25 to $35, but these will be given away for free.
Rogers said, "We service low-income families. We try to make their burdens a little lighter by giving them something that they don't have to worry about for their kids to go back to school."
Rogers said the City of Warner Robins, Wal-Mart, and several other businesses and community organizations donated money or supplies to the effort.
Volunteer and Houston County school board member Fred Wilson said, "We just do it to help them to achieve. Many of them are unable to buy the school supplies themselves for different reasons."
The Back-To-School Bash is open to the public next Friday, July 20th.
It will be a block party with food, fun and free school supplies at Cam Campbell Homes. That's on South Davis Drive in Warner Robins from 9 a.m. until noon.
Call the Warner Robins Housing Authority at 478-929-0229 for more information.