School Supply Train coming in August

Distribution of this year’s Junior League of Longview School Supply train is Saturday, Aug. 6 at First Baptist Church’s Outreach Center (The ROC) at 209 E. South Street.
 
Now in its 23rd year of serving Longview youth, the program starts at 8 a.m. and goes as long as supplies last. It offers free school supplies, uniforms, a new pair of shoes and a haircut to local children who meet income eligibility requirements.
 
Parents/guardians must provide a government-issued ID, proof of enrollment for each child and proof of family income. 
 
For more information about registration please contact Buckner Children & Family Services at (903) 757-9383.
 
Since its inception, the Junior League of Longview has pumped over $466,000 back into East Texas and provided school supplies for over 47,000 children.
 
In its early days, the School Supply Train distributed the supplies in large paper bags donated from Brookshire’s Grocery Store.
 
Buckner Family Services joined alongside the Junior League to screen eligible participants in 1995 and in 2003 First Baptist Church of Longview came aboard as well by providing their facility, The ROC, to host the event.

Junior League School Supply Train 2016