Groups continue back-to-school accumulations to fill ongoing needs

Several organizations are providing school supplies to Hamilton County families in need before school starts on Wednesday.

Grace Pointe church wants to make sure that Avondale students have everything they need to have a successful school year.

The church is hosting its second annual Back-To-School Bash from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

At a glance

› Friday, Aug. 3: Grace Pointe church’s second annual Back-to-School Bash, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Avondale Youth and Family Development Center, 1305 Dodson Ave. For more information, email Yolanda Castillio at info@gpchatt.com.› Saturday, Aug. 4: Rock the Block, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Brainerd Youth and Family Development Center, 1010 N. Moore Road. To donate, call Staci Williams at 423-486-7992, Chris Johnson at 423-838-3267 or Shawn Tatum at 423-902-2989.› Saturday, Aug. 4: Parent University, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., First Tennessee Pavilion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd.› Saturday, Aug. 4: The Glenwood Recreation Center, 2610 E.