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Here are a few local “Back to School” events that are free and open to the public.

Saturday, August 7th, 10:00am-4:00pm

God’s Grace Community Church “Back to School Rally”

9922 West Montgomery Road

Houston, TX 77088 (corner of West Montgomery and Gulf Bank)

They will be giving out school supplies, there will be games, and food all happening in the Acres Homes Community. For more information 713-290-8030.

Friday, August 13th, 8:00am – 2:00pm

Morgan & Associates Dental Office “4th Annual Back to School”

9231 Stella Link

Houston, TX 77025

Beat the rush, let us brush, free exams, free cleaning, and free simple extractions. Free for all school age children with-out Medicaid or dental insurance. For more information 713-668-4800

Saturday, August 14th, 9:00am – 2:00pm

Northwest Preparatory Academy Charter School “Back to School Rally”

1305 Benson Drive

Houston, TX 77020

Free giveaway, school supplies, prizes, food and much more. For more information 713-672-1959

Saturday, August 14, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Miracle Christian Fellowship Church “3rd Annual Back to School Extravaganza & Health Fair”

16310 Chimney Road Road

Houston, TX 77053

For more information 713-542-6238.

Saturday August 14th, 10:00am – 2:00pm

Change Happens! (Formerly FUUSA) Host 10th Annual Children’s Health Day at Almeda Mall, 555 Almeda Mall, (1-45 South and Almeda Genoa) and at Northwest Mall, (290 and Dacoma.)

They will be providing free Immunizations, school supplies, and health screening and signing youth up for CHIP Medicare Insurance. For more information 713-374-1279

Saturday, August 14th, 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Gateway Christian Ministries, Project Press Back to School Block Party,

Crestmont Park, 5200 Selinsky, Houston, Texas 77048

Free Food, Games, Immunizations, clothing, Music & Arts Showcase, ex-offender assistance, and back to school supply giveaways, health screenings, social services and job assistance provided by the Houston Public Library. For more information 713-643-0422 or online at: www.thegatecc.org

Saturday, August 14th, 4:00pm – 8:00pm

The F.I.R.E. Ministry of Grace Cathedral Church, “2010 Back 2 School Block Party”

9410 Mesa Drive

Houston, TX 77028-1201

Choirs, praise dance teams, and prayer for the youth before they return back to school. For more information 713-633-3371

Saturday, August 14, 5:00pm – 10:00pm

One Way Ministers, H Town Rally 2010 “Annual Back to School Festival”

Live concert, school supply giveaways, games, rides, food and more. In the parking lot of Greenspoint Mall by the Beltway 8 & 45N. For more information 713-609-9361

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Saturday, August 21st, 8:00am – 3:00pm

Greater Love Church

4517 Laura Koppe

Houston, TX 77016

“Back to School Youth Empowerment sessions and Carnival”, providing school supplies, clothing, barber and beauty services, health readiness, food, fun, and games. For more information 713-635-5303

Saturday, August, 21st, 11:00am – 3:00pm

Windsor Village United Methodist Church, Missions and Outreach Ministry and the Youth and Childrens Ministry presents the 2010 Back 2 School Free Community Celebration.

Knigdom Builders Center, 6011 West Orem St. Off South Post Oak Road, Houston Texas 77085

Free school supplies, uniform vouchers, vision & hearing and dental screenings, immunizations, hair braiding, hair cuts, games, fashion show and concert and free food. For more information 713-726-2531

Saturday, August, 21st

Houston Praise and Worship Center and SHAPE Community Center “Back to School Youth Rally”

3802 Live Oak

Houston, TX 77004

This rally will focus on self-esteem, curve youth violence, peer pressure, combat teen pregnancy, AIDS and HIV prevention, financial literacy and responsibility, and much more. For more information 281-870-6116

Saturday, August 21st, 6:00pm

The Empowerment Center and Destiny Bridge Builders “Back to School Jamboree”

20910 Park Row Blvd.

Katy, TX 77494

Games, rides, face painting, food and fun, talent show, music and at the end of the jamboree, back-packs & school supplies will be given out. For more information 281-578-3525

Sunday, August 22nd, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Franklin Beauty School (FB) and The National Empowerment Group (NEG) “2010 Back to School Girls Glam Self-Esteem Event

Franklin Beauty School

4965 Martin Luther King Drive

Houston, Texas 77021

Free hairstyles, and information on peer pressure, healthy living and online tutoring for girls ages 9 to 17. Girls can register at: www.nationalempowermentgroup.com

Sunday, August 29th, 1:30pm – 3:15pm

The Island of Hope Presents the Back Pack- to- 5th Ward Rally

Island of Hope, 1505 Gregg St. Houston Tx 77020, Free Youth Forums, backpack, uniforms, supplies and Entertainment. For more information 281-766-4678

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