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Kokomo Rescue Mission’s Back to School  Shoes, Clothing & Undergarments Giveaway

Kokomo Rescue Mission’s Back to School Shoes, Clothing & Undergarments Giveaway

The school year is just around the corner, and the Kokomo Rescue Mission wants every student to experience the joy of receiving a new pair of school shoes, new socks, and new undergarments to begin their year. The Rescue Mission, in partnership with Crossroads Community Church, other area churches and donors, invites income-qualified members of the community to come “shop” with their students ages 5-18, who are entering grades K-12. 

This year’s Back to School Giveaway will be held at a NEW LOCATION, Grace United Methodist Church, 219 W. Mulberry St. the week of July 20 to 23.  The days and times will be Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm.  Qualified students will receive brand new shoes, socks, and undergarments for the coming school year.  In addition, students may also qualify to receive a clothing voucher for gently used clothing at the Care & Share Store.

The following will be required for every student in the household ages 5-18, entering grades

K-12 to qualify:  

  • photo ID of parent or legal guardian 
  • proof of income 
  • student’s birth date
  • student’s birth certificate
  • student’s social security card

ALL children receiving assistance must be present and students must be 5-18 years old, entering grades K-12 to receive assistance.  Masks are highly recommended and social distancing will be observed.


This year we will be offering pre-registration.  Please visit our website under Events and click on ‘Find Out More’.  Scroll down to ‘Register Now’, click to complete the online form. A staff member will contact you to finalize your registration and qualification.

For more information, call the Mission at 765-456-3838 or visit our website:

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