It is almost time for kids to go back to school, and with that comes all the back-to-school events.
One of the biggest saving opportunities is the back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday starting at 12:01 am July 19 and ending at midnight July 21. This lets you buy certain school supplies, laptops, clothes, and books without paying Alabama’s 4% sales tax. For a complete list of participating cities and counties click here.
July 20: Thrift Mart in Huntsville, 50% off all clothes, shoes, and backpacks from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Aug 1-Aug 3: Athens Consignment Sale at Tuckston United Method Church.
– Aug 1 is early public sale from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. It is free for pregnant/fostering/adopting moms, $4 entry fee otherwise. For this sale no strollers and no kids under 12; babies may be worn.
– Aug 2 is public sale from 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., no entry fee.
– Aug 3 is half-price public sale for most items from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., no entry fee.
July 27: 94.1 WHRP will be at Calhoun Community College’s Huntsville campus on July 27 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. They will have free backpacks while supplies last, a talent show, gift cards, scholarships, and food trucks.
August 3: Scottsboro has a Back to School 5k and Fun Run at 8:00 a.m. and it costs $10. All proceeds will go to Jackson County Children’s Advocacy Center and Childhood Cancer. You can register online or at Scottsboro City Hall.
School Supply Dropoffs:
July 31: CB&S More than a Backpack school supply drive from 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Drop off supplies at any local CB&S bank or the Walmart at 6140 University Drive.
Daily July 1- July 31 Christmas Charities Year Round Mobile Closet Drive– This organization visits Madison County Schools once a week starting in August. This year it has teamed up with Applewhite Movers, LLC and WJAB Radio to fill its mobile closet. You can drop off donations at WJAB in Morris Hall on Alabama A&M University’s Campus, at Christmas Charities Year Round at 3054 Leeman Ferry Road Buildings P&Q in Huntsville, or at Applewhite Movers at 5640 Oakwood Road NW in Huntsville.
For donations in Limestone County:
Saturday July 13, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Limestone County Churches Involved (LCCI) will have a tent set up at the Staples in Athens for donations and all Staples school supplies will be 20% off.
Friday July 19, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., there will be a yellow school bus at Walmart to accept supplies.
Saturday July 20, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., LCCI will be back at Staples for your donations.