North Miami Beach Free Health Fair & Book Bag Giveaway

Thursday, Aug. 7, 5 p.m.

The City of North Miami Beach and the Commission on the Status of Women invite you to attend the Back to School Health Fair & Book Bag Giveaway at the Marjorie and William McDonald Center, 17011 NE 19th Ave., North Miami Beach.

Back To School Supply Giveaway

Saturday, Aug. 9, 10 a.m.

Young Dreams Community Outreach and Commissioner Wifredo Gort present fifth annual event to provide Miami-Dade County kids with 2,000 book bags, school supply packages, reading books and haircuts at Juan Pablo Duarte Park, 2800 NW 17 Ave., Miami.

Free Back 2 School Extravaganza Aug. 16, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Free backpacks, school supplies; free haircuts for boys 5-18 years old; free health screening at the Little Haiti Cultural Center, 212 NE 59th Ter., Miami. Sponsored by State Rep. Daphne Campbell, Aspire To Inc. and Florida DOH-Miami-Dade.


The Children’s Services Council’s Back-to-School Community Extravaganza

Aug. 9, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Free backpacks school supplies, clothes and shoes; haircuts, vaccines, and school resources at the BB&T Center, 1 Panther Pkwy., Sunrise.

Back to School Bash

Aug. 21, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

The YMCA of Broward County is hosting a “Back to School Bash” at the L.A. Lee YMCA Family Center, 408 NW 14th Ter., Fort Lauderdale. Those who complete the Treasure Hunt will receive a free backpack filled with school supplies, courtesy of Office Depot, YMCA members and friends of the Y.


Fire Rescue Back-To-School Drive

Heading back to school can be stressful, especially for kids in need. That’s why Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue is hosting a back-to-school drive for students who have been abused or neglected. Donations of school supplies, clothing and sneakers for kids aged 5-17 will be accepted at the city’s fire-rescue stations daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. The drive runs through Aug. 11.Proceeds benefit Kids in Distress, which works with neglected children.

Tenth Annual Cool Gear for the School Year

On Sunday, Aug. 31, the Jason Taylor Foundation will host its Tenth Annual “Cool Gear for the School Year” program at Old Navy, again providing 60 underserved youth from Miami-Dade & Broward Counties a unique Back to School shopping experience for the 2014-2015 school year. Each child will be allotted $300 and the assistance of a local celebrity. To contribute, contact the Jason Taylor Foundation 954-424-0799

Show your spirit by volunteering with the Spirit of Giving Network at the 2014 Putting Kids First: Community Back to School Bash on Saturday, Aug. 9 at the Village Academy, 400 SW 12th Ave., Delray Beach. The annual event, one of six taking place throughout Palm Beach County, provides at-risk children with school supplies. The Spirit of Giving Network, facilitator of the south Palm Beach County bash is seeking volunteers to fill a variety of roles including personal shoppers, hair cutters and store keepers. Volunteers sign up for shifts by visiting