Donations needed for Capstone school supply drive


PARRISH — Donations of school essentials are still needed for Capstone Rural Health Center's sixth annual Back2School Supply and Backpack Giveaway.

Amazon shoppers can support the supply drive by purchasing items off of Capstone's new  wish list, which can be found at

Select "Find a List or Registry" under the "Accounts and Lists" tab. "Back2School Supply Drive 2019" will be on a dropdown menu. Search for Capstone Rural Health Center, and purchase one or more of the suggested supplies.

Monetary donations can also be made directly to Capstone. The deadline for donations is Friday, July 26.   

The giveaway will be held on Friday, Aug. 2, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the former Parrish High School football field. The event will be moved to Jasper Civic Center in the event of rain.

Approximately 750 backpacks will be given away to students in pre-K and older. The student must be present to receive a backpack. 

Families who want to avoid standing in line for a backpack can earn a Fast Pass by bringing a child to Capstone for a wellness visit. Passes will also be awarded to parents or guardians who bring proof that the child is up-to-date on their immunizations.

In addition to the giveaway, the event will feature free food, free haircuts, free health screenings, music, games, a petting zoo and a visit from Optimus Prime and various Disney characters. A number of vendors will also be on hand.  

The primary sponsors of the event include Alabama Power Service Organization, Nelson, Bryan and Cross, Walker Area Community Foundation, Walmart, Wells Fargo, Synovus, Central States and The Caring Foundation.