Students can get free school supplies at the back-to-school safety event hosted by Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office


SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) – LSU Health Shreveport and the Los Angeles National Guard COVID Strike Team will provide free COVID testing and vaccinations during the backpack and school supply donation for those who are eligible.

WHO: Alpha Media, Caddo Sheriff’s Safety Town, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and LA National Guard COVID Strike Team

What: Delivery of backpacks and school supplies, as well as free COVID-19 tests and vaccines

When: Saturday August 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Or: Caddo Sheriff’s Safety Town, 8910 Jewella Ave.

Back to school is fast approaching, so it’s time to shop for school supplies. Alpha Media Shreveport has partnered with Caddo Sheriff’s Safety Town for a back-to-school of up to 500 backpacks. Students in Caddo, Bossier and surrounding areas will receive free daily classroom essentials to start the school year.

“Teaching children about safety and ensuring their well-being is Sheriff’s Safety Town’s mission, so we share a common goal with Alpha Media in wanting to see our children succeed,” said Caddo Sheriff Steve Prator. “This event will bring much-needed relief to parents who have been impacted financially by the pandemic and will be exciting for students to receive new school supplies. At the Caddo Sheriff’s Office, we look forward to seeing students return to school well equipped and ready to start the new year and we look forward to welcoming them back to Safety Town.

The Southern Shreveport Jags football team and several partners will team up for this great city-wide event. School supply drives allow the community to help children in need start the school year with all the tools they need to succeed in their studies. Whether classes are online or in person, students can start the semester ready for success.

Alpha Media Shreveport VP/Marketing Director Cary Camp expressed his gratitude to the other attendees at the event, saying it’s “exciting to see so many people willing to partner with us to prepare students for the first day of class”. Due to the pandemic, many events like this did not take place last year and some parents were unable to receive help with school supplies. It takes community support for things like this to happen, and I’m excited to see the community come together.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Caddo Sheriff’s Safety Town. For more information or if you would like to participate, please contact Alpha Media Shreveport Director of Sales and Marketing Rasheeda Simmons at 318-841-0819 or email

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