Amanda Bachmann said her son about to start first grade, and they're grateful for the extra help.
"It's just so nice, it saves us a lot of money. We have three kids at home it just saves us so much money to be able to come get school supplies," Bachmann said.
There were kits for each grade with most of the essentials for day one. Some of the kits will save families as much as $28.
Block party co-chair, Barb Dixon said it's about more than saving money.
"They go into school that very first day equal, with all the other kids," Dixon said.
She said when every kid has the same supplies, it boosts their confidence so everyone feels included.
"The looks on her faces of the kids when they get the school kits, there's just nothing like it," she said.
Kids could also get free dental and medical check ups, a free lunch, along with other fun activities as they savored one of the last days of summer.
"It's really great to know that there's so many people willing to help, it really lets us know that there are people out there that are good and that will help you if you need help," Bachmann said.
Volunteers handed out more than 900 back to school kits, all funded through donations from 10 local churches.