Southwire to Host Drive-Thru Back to School Giveaway in Villa Rica, Ga.

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Jul 19, 2022

Southwire is excited to announce the return of its annual Back to School Giveaway on Saturday, July 30 from 9 A.M. to noon (EDT) at Midway Church, located at 1 Midway Church Drive, Villa Rica, Ga.

This year, Southwire will be giving away more than 5,000 bags of free school supplies, working to ensure that local students have the items they need to be successful in the upcoming school year.

The event will follow a drive-thru format, in which community attendees will drive through a service line, pop their trunks and allow Project GIFT volunteers to load in the appropriate number of bags.

“We are so excited to be back at Midway Church again this year for our annual Back to School event, and we look forward to serving our friends and neighbors to ensure that each child in our community has an equitable chance to have a successful school year,” said Wil Rainey, Project GIFT coordinator.

In order to assist as many families as possible, a representative from each family must be present to pick up school supplies. Children are not required to attend, and there is no paperwork needed to receive the free supplies; however, there is a limit of three bags per vehicle if children are not present. If children are present, then each child in attendance will receive a bag.

Upon arrival, attendees will be asked to provide the number of each bag type they need based on the ages of their children. Two categories of bags will be offered at the event: one for Kindergarten through Third Grade students and another for Fourth through 12th Grade students.

Southwire’s Back to School Giveaway is made possible each year by the generosity of community partners like this year’s presenting partners, West Georgia Technical College, University of West Georgia and Midway Church.

Other event partners include New Leaf Marketing, Times-Georgian, Gradick Communications, Aubrey Silvey Enterprises, Phoenix Wood Products, SERVPRO of Carrollton, Ga., Tisinger Vance, P.C., Hightower Family Funeral homes and G&W Equipment.

This year, Southwire will give away more than 30,000 bags of supplies across all of its communities. If you are not located in the West Georgia area and would like more information about Back to School in your area, please call the Project GIFT Hotline at 770-832-4729 or send an email to

At Southwire, we are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities in which we work, and creating shared value is at the heart of Giving Back. To create shared community value, we focus our efforts on understanding the needs of our communities and engaging them with supportive efforts.
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