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Kokomo Rescue Mission hosts school supply giveaway

The new school year is just around the corner, and Kokomo Rescue Mission wants every student to experience the joy of receiving a new pair of school shoes, new socks, and new undergarments to begin their year. The Rescue Mission, in partnership with Crossroads Community Church, other area churches and donors, invites income-qualified members of the community to come “shop” with their age 5 to 18 students, who are entering K through 12.

The Back to School Giveaway will be at the Mission’s main office at 321 W. Mulberry Street the week of July 15 to 19. Days and hours are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am to 2:30pm; Tuesday and Thursday 3pm to 7pm. Every qualified student will receive brand new shoes, socks, and undergarments for the coming school year. In addition, students may also qualify to receive a clothing voucher for gently used clothing at the Care & Share Store.

To qualify, applicants must bring photo ID, proof of income, birth dates and either a birth certificate or SS Card for every child in the household ages 5 to 18, in grades K through 12. ALL children receiving assistance must be present. For more information, call the Mission at 765-456-3838 or visit our events page at

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