Back to School RALLIES

More than 7,000 Fayette County students are expected to receive free backpacks and school supplies on Saturday, Aug. 2 at the 8th annual Lexington Neighborhood Back to School Rallies.

The YMCA collaborates with sponsors Passport Health, Kentucky Utilities, Fayette County Public Schools, Hilliard Lyons and Kits for Kidz to provide supplies to elementary, middle and high school students in 18 neighborhoods.

A press conference with YMCA of Central Kentucky President David Martorano and Fayette County Superintendent Tom Shelton will take place at 10 a.m. at Douglass Park.

Registration for the supplies will be from 9-11 a.m. at each site. Supply distribution will begin at noon. Children must have a parent or guardian with them. Info:

The locations for this year’s rallies are:

  • Carver Neighborhood Center
  • Shiloh Baptist Church
  • Douglass Park
  • First Baptist Church Bracktown
  • Gainesway Center
  • Gardenside Christian Church
  • Gethsemane Lutheran Church
  • Green Acres Shelter
  • Imani Family Life Center
  • Marlboro Park
  • Pralltown/Lou Johnson Park
  • Russell Cave Church of Christ
  • Coolivan Park
  • Spiegel Heights Park
  • Temple of Prayer
  • Total Grace
  • Valley Park
  • Woodhill Park.