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Free school supplies for Bismarck residents in need



Bismarck, North Dakota – Youthworks is holding their yearly We’ve Got You Covered event this week with the aim of serving as an advocate and the voice for our youngsters.

The activity is a free back-to-school clothes distribution meant to assist kids and their families.

According to Youthworks, BPS found over 300 homeless students during the most recent academic year.

Youthworks will hold an event named “We’ve Got You Covered” to assist kids in getting new school attire. It will be held at Bismarck High School on Thursday, August 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. and is open to everyone. There is nothing you need to bring.

Additionally, there will be a VIP youth hour for middle school and high school students from 5 to 6 PM.

“Middle school and high school youth will essentially get like a separate line, kind of ‘first dibs’ to get what they need first, to really try to teach them independent living skills, being able to shop for clothes on their own without having to have their parents by their side,” said event coordinator, Chandler Tobeck.

To assist with this event, Youthworks is taking contributions of both new and gently used apparel.

Plato’s Closet in Bismarck is where donations can be dropped off.