Commissioner Arrington Announces Dates for Annual “It Takes A Village” School Supply Giveaway

Commissioner Arrington Announces Dates for Annual “It Takes A Village” School Supply Giveaway

July 09, 2024
The annual event helps families and students with supplies and book scholarships.

Fulton County District 5 Commissioner Marvin S. Arrington, Jr. is hosting the 10th Annual “It Takes a Village” Back-to-School Supply Giveaway to kick off the 2024-2025 school year. 
In partnership with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Peach State Health Plan, and the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, there will be 3 events to ensure District 5 students have the tools needed to assist with their learning.

The scheduled locations and times for the “It Takes A Village” events include:
School Supplies Giveaway (Drive-thru) 
Friday, July 19
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Wolf Creek Library 
3100 Enon Road SW
South Fulton, GA 30331
School Supplies Giveaway (Drive-thru) 
Thursday, July 25
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fairburn Hobgood-Palmer Library 
60 Valley View Drive
Fairburn, GA 30213

School Supplies Giveaway and College Book Scholarships Presentations 
Friday, July 26
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Gladys S. Dennard Library
4055 Flat Shoals Rd.
Union City, GA 30291

Commissioner Arrington is also inviting college students who live in or go to school in Fulton County to participate in the College Essay Competition. Participating students are required to submit a 1500 word typed essay discussing the top 3 political issues they believe should be addressed by the next President of the United States. 

All participants must be students currently enrolled in college. All essays must be submitted to no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, July 12. Ten competition winners will be announced and will receive $500 book scholarships on Friday, July 28 at the Gladys S. Dennard Library.

Backpacks with supplies will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis to those who RSVP for an event. Residents need to have ID to verify residency and may only receive supplies at one location.