In less than a month school bells all across East Texas will be ringing for the 2015-2016 school year.

Kids aren't excited about it as much as parents are, but its going to happen whether they like it or not.

Getting ready for the new school year can be a bit stressful and expensive too. New clothes or uniforms, shoes, lunch box, school supplies and backpacks, it all adds up pretty quickly.

For those of us on a budget it can be a daunting task to achieve. Thankfully though there is help available thanks to school supply drives. A couple of events where kids can get free backpacks and some school supplies are:

The Allen Samuels auto group on the SSW Loop in Tyler will be handing out free backpacks filled with school essentials to students that need a new backpack for school. Backpacks will be free and handed out on a first come basis on both Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 10-11, from 5 to 8 p.m.

If you know of a school supply drive or free school supply event happening in your area let us know and we'll be glad to post it! Email Lucky Larry at and we'll get it posted here.