This weekend, businesses at Camp North End will kick off a seven-day, back-to-school drive ahead of the school year.
The weeklong event, from Aug. 13 to Aug. 20, will start with a drive to collect school supplies on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at BLKMRKTCLT (1824 Statesville Ave. Suite 106).
Donation bins and volunteers will be on site, as well as music, free art activities for kids and more.
All items collected will be given to local families, students in need and to teachers in Title 1 school.
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Some Camp North End businesses will offer discounts to customers who drop off supplies.
A list of participating businesses and special offerings is below:
Drop Off Locations:
Drop Off Locations with Special Offerings:
Special Offerings: That’s Novel Books – Offering 10% off the young readers’ section (kindergarten to age 18) on 8/13.
Here are some other back-to-school drives in the area.