Groups seek school supplies for needy

Several churches and community groups are working to give Augusta's children the school supplies they'll need to go back to school this fall.

This morning, Broad Street Ministries and Miracle Making Ministries have organized a Back-to-School Supply Drive.

The Greater Apostolic Holy Temple has planned a Back-2-School Bonanza next weekend to help families living in south Augusta.

Organizers of both events say they're looking for community members to donate supplies, and invite families in need to participate.

Reach Kelly Jasper at (706) 823-3552 or


WHAT: Back-to-School Supply Drive at Broad Street Ministries.

School supplies will be given away, along with a free medical clinic, eye screenings, school physicals, lunch and water activities.

WHEN: 11 a.m. today

WHERE: Broad Street Ministries, 20 Broad St. in Augusta

CALL : (706) 722-8693

WHAT: Back-2-School Bonanza. The Greater Apostolic Holy Temple will give away school supplies to families in south Augusta.

Free buzz haircuts will be given to school-age boys and hair accessories to school-age girls.

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9

WHERE: Greater Apostolic Holy Temple, 3443 Morgan Road in Hephzibah

CALL: The Rev. Booker T. Hayes Jr., at (706) 793-8448



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