Back to school community events
• Fill the Bus
What: United Way of Northwest Arkansas event to collect school supplies to donate to school districts in Benton, Madison and Washington counties and McDonald County, Mo.
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 4-5
Where: Walmart Supercenters in Bentonville, Fayetteville, Huntsville, Pineville, Mo., Rogers, Siloam Springs and Springdale
Good to know: More information can be found at www.unitedwaynwa.org or by calling (479) 303-4420
• Backpacks for Kids
What: Samaritan Community Center will give away 3,300 backpacks at two locations When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Aug. 5 Where: In Benton County, Samaritan Community Center, 1211 W. Hudson Road in Rogers, or Gravette Church of Christ, 202 S.W. Irving St. In Washington County, Samaritan Community Center, 1300 N. Thompson Ave. in Springdale.
Good to know: Attendees must get a ticket prior to the event by calling (479) 636-4198 or by going to the Samaritan Market in Rogers from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday or to the Samaritan Market in Springdale from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday or Thursday. More information is available at www. samcc.org.
• Back 2 School Bonanza
What: Children receive free backpacks, shoes, haircuts, socks and underwear, vision and dental screenings and kindergarten school physicals in annual event organized by Farmington United Methodist Church.
When: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 3 Where: Farmington United Methodist Church, 355 Southwinds Drive
Good to know: All families welcome, but child must be present. For information or to volunteer, call (479) 267-2180 or (479) 530-6412.
• Parent Up
What: Event organized by Altrusa International of Washington County for families in Greenland, Prairie Grove, Lincoln and West Fork to receive school supplies in a backpack, along with lunch, haircuts and a book for free.
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday
Where: Cafeteria at Prairie Grove Elementary School, 300 Ed Staggs Drive
Good to know: More information can be found by calling Jamie Bruton at (785) 248-6042 or Dayna Hutchins at (479) 363-1230 or emailing email@example.com.
• Backpack Bonanza
What: Free backpacks, school supplies and haircuts for any Siloam Springs School District student in need.
When: 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 12 Where: Panther Health and Wellness Clinic, 1500 N. Mt. Olive
Good to know: Vouchers are available at the Siloam Springs School District website, www. siloamsprings.com, or can be picked up at each school office, at Panther Health and Wellness Clinic, and at open houses.
• Back to School Celebration Backpack Giveaway
What: Variety Insurance’s annual back-to-school event to five 500 backpacks to families. Event includes free food, bounce house, face painting and school supplies.
When: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday.
Where: Shiloh Square, 106 E. Emma Ave., Springdale
Good to know: Organizers say to arrive early, bring an umbrella for shade and bring water.
• Back to School event
What: Univision Arkansas and Centro Christiano Hispano Springdale will give away 1,000 backpacks
When: 11 am. to 2 p.m., Aug. 5 Where: Parsons Stadium, 1423 E. Emma Ave., Springdale