Free school supplies for qualifying students

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NORMAN, Okla. — Need supplies for the new school year? The United Way of Norman’s annual ABC School Supply Program is coming up. 

The program provides free school supplies for students in Norman and some surrounding communities. 

Last year around 1,200 students received free school supplies.

“Every year we see more and more families come through our program,” Diane Murphree said, director of the ABC School Supply program. “We see single-parent families, dual-working families and grandparents who are raising grandchildren. There’s a wide variety of people who need help.”

An intake process will be held at Crosspointe Church in Norman from July 16 through July 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day.

The ABC School Supply program operates on a first come, first served basis and will be shut down once funds are depleted.

Pre-K through 12th grade students in Norman, Noble, Little Axe, Lexington and Robin Hill are eligible to apply for the ABC School Supply Program.

However, families must meet specific income guidelines to qualify.

Families must bring all of the following information to the intake process in order for their application to be processed:

  • Current proof of income – This includes documentation of all TANF, DHS and SSI funding, payroll, child support and/or any other sources of income.
  • Current proof of residence
  • Social Security cards for all family members
  • Current Drivers License or Photo ID card

For more information, visit or call the United Way office at 329-2025.