CSRA back-to-school events for the upcoming school year

Upcoming school supply drives in the CSRA.
Upcoming school supply drives in the CSRA.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Jul. 21, 2022 at 9:29 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - With school back in session in the next couple of weeks, there is plenty to get ready for.

Here is a list of upcoming school drives in the CSRA:

Aug. 6

  • The 12th annual Fit 4 School Aiken, sponsored by Chandler Law Firm, will provide local students with school supplies, health screenings, and haircuts by Aiken School of Cosmetology and Barbering. The event will be at the Aiken County Family YMCA, 621 Trolley Line Road, Graniteville, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Successteam is hosting the seventh annual Back to School Bookbag Drive at Aiken Technical College from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Robert’s Angels Scrubs is hosting a giveaway from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on 3558 Windsor Spring Road. Sneakers, haircuts, and more will be available.
  • AU is participating in a back-to-school health fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be free services for children who need to complete their school health forms, including vision, hearing, vaccination, and dental screenings. Plus, if you are in need, you can also ask about school supplies. It will be held the Family Medicine Clinic, First Floor at 1447 Harper Street in Augusta.

Aug. 13

  • The annual back-to-school giveaway will be held at Summer Field Park in North Augusta. The event is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Free supplies, scholarship raffle for upcoming college freshmen, appreciation award for a teacher in the CSRA, free food, and more.

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A variety of back-to-school items can be purchased free of the sales tax in South Carolina this weekend. The annual 72-hour sales tax holiday will take place Aug. 5-7.

Eligible items can be purchased online and in-store. Tax-free items include computers, printers, school supplies, clothing and accessories, shoes, and certain bed and bath items. These tax-free items can be new or used and are eligible regardless of price.

Items that are not tax-free will include digital cameras, smartphones, jewelry, cosmetics, eyewear, wallets, watches and furniture.

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