Unity Fest set to give out school supplies to 2,500 kids

It's time for parents to start thinking about back to school supplies, which unfortunately can get expensive.

Thankfully, some local community organizations are coming together to help out.

At a press conference Thursday morning, organizers announced the fourth annual Unity Fest will take place Thursday August 8th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Any parents who are interested can bring their children to the C.K. Newsome Center to receive a backpack full of school supplies.

There are no requirements, but students have to be between kindergarten and eighth grade.

Organizers expect to help out about 2,500 kids on the 8th.

"It's very rewarding to see the parents, the students, because they tell me this is now we can buy something else because you are giving us school supplies," says Lois Duncan, one of the organizers.

You can help out by donating new or used backpacks to Walgreens.

All Walgreens in Evansville will have donation bins where you can bring supplies.