For some, school is already back in session and for others, the start date is right around the corner.
Some area groups are hoping to make it easier on students and their families with some special events on Saturday.
Kidgits – University Park Mall
You can head to University Park Mall in Mishawaka from 12-3 p.m. In the center court, their Kidgits program is giving away items like pencils, rulers and flashcards.
There will even be a kids fashion show starting at 1 p.m.
First Brethren Church – South Bend
The First Brethren Church on S. Ironwood Dr. in South Bend is hosting a free pancake breakfast at 9 a.m.
After that, they will be giving away a limited amount of backpacks and school supplies.
There will also be a free lunch and other activities for kids and families.
First Landmark MBC – Mishawaka
The First Landmark MBC is holding a Back to School Bash from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
They are located on Fir Rd. in Mishawaka.
It’s a free family event that provides school supplies for children, food and clothing for families. There will also be crafts and games for kids.