However, cash-strapped parents and guardians of students are often a bit more stressed around mid-August.
With the rising cost of school supplies and a school district's declining budget, the number of students needing assistance with purchasing school-related necessities is rising, said Marianne Back, community projects coordinator for the United Way of Santa Rosa County.
"We're anticipating an increase in the number of kids we help this year," Back said of the United Way's "Cram the Van" initiative.
Each August, the nonprofit organization partners with WEAR3, Sandy Sansing and other local businesses to solicit school supply donations. Last year, the organization aided 1,600 students throughout the county.
Volunteers of the organization will be out today, Aug. 5, at Walgreens in Pace and Gulf Breeze, as well as the Wal-Mart in Gulf Breeze, soliciting items.
Drop-off boxes are located at all the chambers of commerce in the county, including the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce; Walgreens; the Early Learning Coalition; and the Navarre United Methodist Church.