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Saturday's back-to-school events

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Several businesses and organizations are offering back to school events to help families start their children off right for the upcoming school year. 

Here's your list for Saturday, August 10, 2013.

West 58th Street Church of God

Pastor David Pratt and the clergy of the West 58th Street Church of God have become known to the community as a valuable resource for families needing assistance with back-to-school costs.  Thousands of children are expected to benefit from the event that will give families needed school supplies and backpacks.  Good music, food and fun are expected to entertain the families that show up, and sometimes wait for hours to take advantage of the church's good will.  The back-to-school giveaway is expected to last into the afternoon hours until supplies are gone. 

Located at 3150 W. 58th St. in Cleveland


On August 10, Esperanza is holding a back-to-school celebration and school supply giveaway in partnership with Molina Healthcare. The celebration will be held in the parking lot of Esperanza, 3104 W. 25th St., Cleveland, Ohio from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

One thousand book bags filled with school supplies will be given away to students on a first-come first-served basis. To receive a book bag full of supplies, students must be present with their parents or parents can bring their child's report card from the previous academic year.

During the event there will be music and games, youth dance groups and health screenings. Representatives from the following organizations will be hosting activities and providing information: Latina Outreach Project, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland Public Library, Metrohealth, Community Network Weaver, Family Neighborhood Practice, PNC Bank, Head Start, Molina Health Care, Cleveland Clinic, PLANEO, The Centers, Mi Casita, Home Depot, Lutheran, European Heat Pump Association, Cuyahoga Families Services, ID for Kids, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Constellation Schools, and Convención Hispana.


Join JCPenney at Great Lakes Mall in Mentor, OH on Saturday, August 10th from 12 p.m. to noon, as they kick off back-to-school with a fun-filled afternoon for the whole family. Exciting activities include a JCP "Make It Yours" customization station where kids can design and personalize their newly purchased backpacks and sneakers, an interactive gaming station, JCPenney gift card giveaways and more!

The special event is a part of JCPenney's nationwide "Make it Yours" program where shoppers across the United States will receive a complimentary customization kit with purchase of a new backpack or pair of sneakers to encourage kids to personalize their new school gear. 

Mentor Mall is located at 7850 Mentor Ave.

Summit Mall

School is nearly back in session and to kick off the season Summit Mall is hosting "Back At It," on Saturday, August 10 from noon to 3 p.m.

The event is sponsored nationally by Teen Vogue.

Back At It is geared towards tweens and teens. Fashion shows and demos will be taking place on the main stage located in the Dillard's North concourse.  Other activities during Back At It will include fashion and beauty advice, tips and demos, spa services, prizes, swag bags and live entertainment.

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