For the fourth year in a row, the Arkansas Martin Luther King Jr. Commission is sponsoring the 2020 Back to School Bash school supply distribution on Wednesday, August 5.
“During these unprecedented times there is a need everywhere," MLK Commission Executive Director DuShun Scarbrough said.
"Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. placed great emphasis on education and the opportunities that come as a result of youth taking advantage of education. This is our way of paying it forward and promoting education throughout the state."
School supplies will be handed out at these locations from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday:
True Holiness Church, 198 Highway 286 E, Conway, AR 72032
- Forrest City
Central Elem School, 801 Deadrick Rd, Forrest City, AR 72335
- Helena/West Helena
KIPP Delta College Preparatory School, 514 Missouri, Helena, AR 72342
Hensley/Woodson Community Center, at 5204 W Hensley Rd, Hensley, AR 72065
- Little Rock
Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission, 906 S Broadway, Little Rock, AR 72201
- Pine Bluff
Saracen Landing, 200 Lake Saracen Drive, Pine Bluff, AR 71601
Davis Creek M.B. Church, 192 Grant County Road 447, Prattsville, AR
J.B. Bryant Park, North Buerkle Street, Stuttgart, AR 72160
Each distribution location will enforce social distancing guidelines from the CDC and the Arkansas Department of Health.
The MLK Commission is a division of the Arkansas Department of Education.