July 13, 2023

Back To School FREE Supply Locations in Lake & Sumter County

2.9 min read| Published On: July 13th, 2023|

By Kyle Coppola

Back To School FREE Supply Locations in Lake & Sumter County

2.9 min read| Published On: July 13th, 2023|

It’s almost time to head back to school and you know what that means? School Supplies! With raising costs everywhere we know how difficult this time of year can be. That’s why we have compiled a list of places, dates and times you can get FREE SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

July 15th (Project Kids Connect in Clermont)

When? July 15th from 9am-12pm

Cost? FREE

Where? 15844 SR 50, Clermont, FL. 34711

Details: The Lake County Sheriffs Charities, Inc. will be hosting their Annual Project Kids Connect Back-To-School Event.

July 22nd FREE Sports Physicals at FBC Eustis

When – July 22nd from 9am-2pm

Cost? FREE

Where? 117 S. Center St, Eustis, FL. 32726

Details: FREE School and Sports Physicals for all students entering Kindergarten through 12th Grade with a side of dental check-ups, delicious food, gentle FREE clothing from “Christ’s Closet,” and more!

July 22nd – Leesburg Area Schools Back To School Bash

When? July 22nd from 10am-2pm

Cost? FREE

Where? Ski Beach Park, Lake Harris Dr. Leesburg, Florida

Details: FREE school supplies will be provided along with backpacks, entertainment, physicals, haircuts and much more!

July 28th Back To School Bash Fruitland Park

When? July 28th 9:30am – 11:30am

Cost? FREE

Where? Fruitland Park Library 604 W. Berckman St, Fruitland Park, Florida

Details: Join us for a FREE back to school bash. Hot Dog Lunches, School Supplies, Bicycle Helmets, Vision Screenings, Face Painting and much more!

July 29th Town of Astatula Backpack Giveaway

When? July 29th from 9am-1pm

Cost? FREE

Where? 13251 Park Ave, Astatula, FL. 34705

Details: The Astatula Police Department is proud to announce their annual backpack giveaway on July 29th. There wil be kids activities and free haircuts “Limited Spots”. Child must be present to receive backpack.

August 5th Back To School Expo in Minneola

When? August 5th from 9am-1pm

Cost? FREE

Where? 800 US Hwy 27, Minneola, FL, 34715

Details: Free family event, info and resources for all things back to school.

August 5th The Refuge At Jumper Creek Family Back To School Event

When? August 5th from 12pm-5pm

Cost? FREE

Where? 4912 SE 7th Drive, Bushnell, FL. 33513

Details: You are invited to come out to The Refuge at Jumper Creek for the annual FREE entry Family Back to School event. This will be an exciting day for the entire family. There will be live music, bounce houses, games, activity booths, vendors, free raffles, lots FREE GIVEAWAYS, school supplies while they last, and so much more! There will also be several food trucks including a Kona Ice who will also be there.

Date TBD: Back To School Bash! Middleton, Florida 

We do know that there is a Back To school Bash being planned in Middleton, Florida. Details have not come out yet and there is no date set. When there is one and when details are announced, we will publish them here. Until then all other dates will run as scheduled. The event is in its planning stages.

Charities Across South Lake School Supply Drive

Join Charity Across South Lake as we come together to collect school supplies for students in need this school year! Make a donation so we can reach our goal of helping 1,000 children go BACK TO SCHOOL!

Elementary School List:
  • Glue Sticks

  • Pair of Child Size Scissors

  • Crayola Markers 10ct

  • Crayola Crayons 24ct

  • 12-Pack Colored Pencils

  • Plastic Pocket Folders

  • 1″ 3-Ring Binder

  • Wide-Ruled Spiral Notebooks

  • Wide-Ruled Composition Notebooks

  • Pencil Box

  • Package of #2 Pencils

  • Eraser Tops

  • Pencil Sharpener

  • Sharpie Highlighters

Middle and High School List:
  • 1″ Binders

  • Folders with Prongs and Pockets

  • Graph Paper

  • College-Ruled Paper

  • College-Ruled Spiral Notebooks

  • Packs of Index Cards

  • Mechanical Pencils

  • Black Pens

  • Blue Pens

  • Red Pens

  • Glue Sticks

  • Scissors

  • Highlighters

  • Pencil Pouch

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Visit acrosssouthlake.org for more information.

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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