If you’re in need of free backpacks or school supplies for your kids this year, several Rockford and Beloit area businesses and organizations can help! We’ve put together a list of places offering backpack and school supply giveaways so your kids can start the school year off with everything they need.

Giveaways

Monday, July 15
5:30 – 6:30 pm
McDonald’s (1441 Kishwaukee St., Rockford, IL)

Bear Family McDonald’s will be giving one backpack with supplies inside per student while supplies last. The student must be present.

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Tuesday, July 16
5:30 – 6:30 pm
McDonald’s (3710 Auburn St., Rockford, IL)

Bear Family McDonald’s will be giving one backpack with supplies inside per student while supplies last. The student must be present.

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Saturday, August 10 from 10 am – 2 pm
Blackhawk Park (101 15th Ave, Rockford, IL)

A Ministry of Recreation will be giving backpacks full of school supplies from preschool to college age kids. There will also be a hot dog lunch and drinks and entertainment including a bounce house. Adults must be present with children.

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Affordable Options

Saturday, August 10
11 am – 2 pm
Culver’s (2676 Cranston Rd., Beloit, WI)

Central Christian Church and Culver’s will be selling backpacks full of school supplies for $5 each. They plan to offer 100 backpacks. Parents will need to present proof that their child attends school in the greater Beloit area.

Saturday, August 24
10 am – 12 pm
Jones Pavilion in Riverside Park (1240 RIVERSIDE Dr., Beloit, WI)

Beloit Cares will sell backpacks full of supplies for $7 each. Pre-registration is required, register here. Families wishing to pay in cash should contact Beloit Cares at beloitcares@gmail.com or call 608-313-5135. There are 300 backpacks available. There will also be games, a dunk tank, free lunch, a fire truck, music and an appearance by Snappy.

Do you know of any school supply or backpack giveaways that we missed? Email us at hello@statelinekids.com and let us know!

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