Back-to-school supplies

Being prepared for the new school year sets up students for success. However, it can be difficult to get everything you need for the classroom when you can’t afford it. Thankfully there are non-profit organizations in Stark County that offer affordable options, help families pay for items or offer free school supplies.

For example, have you ever considered shopping at stores like Goodwill during back-to-school time? Goodwill carries many gently used items like bookbags, but also stocks brand new items like pencils and glue as school approaches. To find the store nearest you, see the list below or visit GoodwillGoodSkills.org.

Affordable or free school supplies

ASPIRE Today: Community Outreach

Each year, Aspire hosts a back-to-school giveaway and event in Canton, Ohio.
320 3rd Street Northwest
Canton, OH 44702

Goodwill Industries – Alliance

12501 W State St
Alliance, OH 44601
Phone: (330) 821-4880
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Goodwill Industries – Atlantic Blvd NE

2630 Atlantic Blvd NE
Canton, OH 44705
Phone: (330) 456-8020
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Goodwill Industries – Canal Fulton

2254 Locust St
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
Phone: (330) 854-3453
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Goodwill Industries – Massillon

2745 Indian River Rd
Massillon, OH 44646
Phone: (330) 833-9825
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Goodwill Industries – N Main St

1230 N Main St
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 494-2464
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 am
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9:00 am - 8:00 am
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9:00 am - 8:00 am
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9:00 am - 8:00 am
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9:00 am - 8:00 am
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9:00 am - 8:00 am

Goodwill Industries – Shuffel St NW

4101 Shuffel St NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Phone: (330) 265-6345
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Goodwill Industries – Tuscarawas St W

4510 Tuscarawas St W
Canton, OH 44708
Phone: (330) 479-8222
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Goodwill Industries – Whipple Ave NW

4379 Whipple Ave NW
Canton, OH 44718
Phone: (234) 360-8564
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11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Helping Hands Network

Clothes and shoes for Sandy Valley Local School District students.  
126 South Main St.
Waynesburg, OH 44688
Phone: (330) 866-2005
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9:00 am - 11:30 am
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9:00 am - 11:30 am
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9:00 am - 11:30 am
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Perry Helping Perry: Backpack Campaign

Perry Helping Perry provides free backpacks and school supplies to students in the Perry Local Schools district. Learn more about their program on their Facebook page.
Phone: (330) 737-1281

Project KARE

Project KARE organizes a back-to-school event each year to provide school supplies for foster families and children in need.
221 3rd St NE
Canton, OH 44702
Phone: (330) 452-4661
Fax: (888) 698-6893