MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department announced details of this year's Matthews Gives Back Community Cookout & School Supply Giveaway.

The event bring people together to provide much-needed resources to ensure young students are prepared for the first day of school with the proper supplies.

The event takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 20 at Matthews Sportplex (Field 6), 1505 Tank Town Road.

Donate supplies at the following drop-box locations: Matthews HELP Center, Matthews Police Department, Matthews Presbyterian Church, Matthews Town Hall, Matthews United Methodist Church and Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. Go to the Matthews Helps Center Amazon Wish List at: to donate school supplies online.

Visit to apply for free school supplies.

Matthews Gives Back flier

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