May 31, 2023
Southwire is excited to announce the return of its annual Back to School Giveaway on Saturday, July 15 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 4,000 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.
To assist as many families as possible, a representative from each family must be present to pick up the 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.
“Providing school supplies to children empowers them and their teachers to learn and grow opening possibilities for a brighter future,” said Fernando Esquivel, executive vice president and Chief People & Culture Officer. “At Southwire we believe in Giving Back and supporting the return to school of the kids and teachers in our communities.”
Southwire’s Back to School Giveaway is made possible each year by the generosity of community partners like this year’s presenting partners, University of West Georgia, West Georgia Technical College, MedImpact and Carrollton Office Equipment.
Other event partners include Associated Credit Union, 3:16 Healthcare, Tisinger Vance, Gradick Communications, Heart Wood Products, Phoenix Wood Products, Servpro, New Leaf Marketing and Times Georgian.
"Back to School plays a vital role in helping ensure that the children in our community are prepared for a successful school year,” said Wil Rainey, Giving Back specialist. “We are excited to continue to serve the community through this event."
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
Stay tuned to Southwire’s Back to School website at https://www.southwire.com/back-to-school and social media channels for the latest updates on this event. For more Southwire news, visit www.southwire.com/newsroom.