Western New York schools are set to re-open in a couple of weeks and if you are a parent that has a child in need of school supplies there are plenty of places that can help you and your family out.

Here is a list of places that will be offering free or discounted school supplies this year for families in Western New York.

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Catholic Charity Resource Centers
They are several locations across Western New York. Children and students can get free school clothes, including uniforms, sneakers, winter coats and more.

Salvation Army Corps Centers
The Salvation Arm has several programs to help families in need including free school supplies, clothes, uniforms, and other items needed for school. School supplies include everything from backpacks to books, tablets or laptops, calculators, shoes, jeans, crayons, pens, pencils, and more.

The Teacher's Desk
The Teacher's Desk helps teachers get supplies needed for kids in their classrooms.  Each year they give away some free items, but most of the time teachers can buy supplies at a deep discount. Teachers can also get free books, staplers, desks, pens or pencils, projectors and so much more.

Parent Network Of Western New York
Regardless of age, district, or ability, the Parent Network of WNY provides resources that can help support you and your family with all of your back-to-school needs.

Also this weekend you can head to the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls as they teamed up with the Salvation Army to hold a school supply and backpack giveaway. From 1-5 pm on Saturday, Aug. 20, they will hand out 500 backpacks to local students, while supplies last, inside Entrance 6.

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