Badges and Backpacks event

Six Back-to-School events citywide will offer free backpacks and school supplies, and health services.

To take the sting out of back-to-school shopping, some lovely Tucson organizations and people are hosting events where you can get free backpacks, supplies, haircuts, medical screenings and more. 

(Note: This was updated July 24)

Back 2 School Backpack Give Back

Go to the Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 4100 S. Palo Verde Road, Saturday, July 27 at 1 p.m. One backpack full of supplies will be given to each family while supplies last. Go here for more info. 

Back to School Haircutting Bash

Free hair cuts, school supplies. and games at The Boys and Girls Club of Tucson, 1935 S. Columbus Blvd., Monday, July 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. First-come, first-serve. Go here for more info.

8th Annual Kidz Expo

The Arizona Bilingual Newspaper is hosting this event on Saturday, August 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 101 W. Irvington Road, Building 3A.

There will be music, games, food, raffles and 2,500 backpacks given away. Go here for more info.

Dj Jahmar's 2nd Annual Back 2 School Event

Kids up to age 16 can get free haircuts, giveaways, music and food at the Hush Social Club, 1112 S. Wilmot Road, on Sunday, August 4 from 1-5 p.m.

Go here for more info. 

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson