TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WAWV/WTWO) – Hamilton Center provided local families with necessary supplies ahead of the academic year Saturday.

Thousands came out for the “We Live Back-to-School Bash” at Rose Park.

The organization provided kids with everything from free school supplies, haircuts, giveaways, and a bounce house.

In attendance were several partners who also provided free additional resources.

CEO of the Hamilton Center Melvin L. Burks said this is a great way to remind the community of their value.

“We live in a community that gives so we are just a piece of the entire puzzle in providing things for those induvials that are less fortunate than us,” Burks said.

For upcoming events, you can visit their website.