St. Petersburg Community Church is hosting a free back-to-school event for the Disston Heights community from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Children who attend will receive free school supplies and learn to survive challenges they will face in schools. Dinner will be provided and there will be games. The church is at 4501 30th Ave. N. For more information, call the church at (727) 525-0012 or (727) 385-3640, or visit gracetograce.org.
The Childs Park YMCA will be holding school supply giveaways at three St. Petersburg locations on Aug. 16. The first will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the YMCA, 691 43rd St. S. The second will be from noon to 1 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club in Jamestown, 1035 Burlington Ave N. A third giveaway will be held, also from noon to 1 p.m. at the Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S. The organizers are asking for volunteers and vendors to help with the effort. Call (727) 209-9622 for more information.
A free back to school event will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tyrone Square Mall in St. Petersburg. The afternoon of fashion, games, performances, swag bags and a special performance by Mikel Soulhop of Soulhop Nation will be held in the Macy's court. For information, call (727) 347-3889.
Clothes To Kids needs clothing and shoes for elementary school boys and girls. CTK needs school shorts sizes 4 to 16, short-sleeve shirts sizes S to XL and shoes sizes kids 11 through adult. New or gently used clothing and shoes can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays at CTK's two locations: 1059 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater, and 3251 Third Ave. N, St. Petersburg. For information, call (727) 441-5050, ext. 22.