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Back to school supply drives looking for donations

School will be starting back up soon and children in the community need help getting supplies.
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MIDLAND, Texas — School will be starting up again in August, and locations around the community are already starting to gather school supplies to help children in the community.

These drives are looking for donations or basic school supplies if you are interested in helping out.

Familia Dental Odessa is holding a supply drive, and will also be giving out 100 free backpacks with basic supplies on July 31. Donations can be dropped off at their location at 1401 E 8th Street.

Midland Soup Kitchen is also looking to fill backpacks for children. Their goal is to supply over 300 children with basic school supplies.

Donations can be dropped off at the ministry at 1401 Orchard Lane from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

First Basin Credit Union is asking for monetary donations to help Rainbow Room of the Permian Basin equip students for the upcoming school year.

If you would like to help out, you can drop by any FBCU location in Midland, Odessa or Andrews and donate to account number 80001-01 before July 28.

More supply drives will be added to this list as more organizations kick off their back to school preparations.

Gaven Law Firm and Odessa High School are giving away backpacks on July 23.

300 backpacks and school supplies are available starting at 7 a.m. One backpack is allowed per child and will run until all supplies are given away.