Free school uniforms, clothing and miscellaneous items are available at East Lake Baptist Church at 3213 Lake Road. Clothes Closet is open from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. For more information, call 254-690-4400 or 254-699-8125.

Open Arms Outreach will give out free school supplies beginning at 9 a.m. today at 409 N. Eighth St. in Killeen. This back-to-school event will be held in conjunction with the ministry’s free monthly food pantry. In addition to the free food and school supply giveaway, breakfast burritos will be served at no charge. For more information about the ministry and its programs or to volunteer or make donations, go to or call 254-291-7387.

Back-to-School backpack and supplies giveaway is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 24 at Bible Way COGIC, 300 W. Jasper Road, Killeen. A free Jump House and free refreshments will also be offered. Children must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult. For more information, call 254-319-3919.


The second annual Back to School Buzz, hosted by Grace United Methodist Church, is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. School supplies will be given away. Local stylists are offering free haircuts. Free food will be available. This free event, for anyone in the community, will be held at 101 W. Avenue F. Donations to provide school supplies for 50 families in Copperas Cove are being accepted. Financial donations need to be made by Tuesday. For those wanting to make a donation, contact Shelia Creer with Needs 4 Real, which is a Christian based organization, at 254-458-9770. For more information, go to the website at

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