Kids will head back to school in a few weeks.  Parents you have to budget for clothing, shelter, medical and recreation for the kids…I understand. 

As a parent, I have compiled a short list of school supply rallies in Richmond and Petersburg. I hope this helps, the supplies are FREE.. 


The Ralisha NiCole Alexander Scholarship is hosting a Back to School Rally for the children of the Essex Village Apartment Complex

Saturday, August 27, 2011

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

3901 Pilots Lane

Richmond, VA 23222

Supporters will provide school uniforms and school supplies. The complex owners, Kettle Management, will provide the cook out.  For more information, please visit


Northside Back to School Community Day

Saturday, August 27, 2011

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Richmond

2712 Chamberlayne Avenue

Richmond, VA 23222

Free Food, Games, Prizes and School Supplies with a special appearance by Nutzy from the Flying Squirrels.


Petersburg City Public Schools, Back-to-School Kickoff

Thursday, September 1, 2011

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Petersburg High School

Andrew J. White Football Field

3101 Johnson Road

Petersburg, VA

The theme is “Up, Up, and Away” with Student Success: Petersburg City Public Schools 2011-2012.  Join Petersburg City Public Schools as they engage parents, students and community during an evening of excitement as they prepare to open schools for the 2011-2012 school year.


Capital Rydaz MC    Make Moves for Back to School

August 21, 2011

2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

New Bridge Baptist Church

5807 Nine Mile Road

Richmond, VA 23223

The ladies of Capital Rydaz MC and the men of Street Heat MC will host a moves for back to school rally this Sunday.

There will be games, contests, prizes, food and fun.  Free backpacks and supplies will be given away while they last!

Any questions call Faith at 804.908.6088


Stuff the Bus Community Day

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Ettrick Park in Petersburg

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Virginia Alliance of Athlete Foundations is sponsoring this event supporting elementary and middle school students in Petersburg, VA for the 2011-2012 school year.  For more information call 804.524.2352


Richmond City Sheriff’s Office & Trinity Baptist Prison Ministries 2011 Annual Back to School Rally w/ Sheriff C.T. Woody, JR

Saturday, August 20, 2011

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

1701 Fairfield Way

Richmond, VA 23223

Free bookbags and school supplies for school age children. There will be entertainment, food, football drills and “3” Point Contest

For more information call Deputy Giaon Easter at 804.646.0056

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