The cost of getting children ready to start a new school year – taking into account essentials like notebooks, uniforms, and health checks – is overwhelming for many Dallas families. But the Mayor’s Back to School Fair, presented by Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club, will ease the burden for thousands of local families for the 17th year in a row. Tomorrow, August 1st, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can head to Fair Park to volunteer, get your child prepared, or just check out the event!
The City of Dallas, Dallas area schools, public health departments, state agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations, and hundreds of volunteers have come to together to create a space in which all school-related needs can be met for free or at little cost. Need a haircut? A new pair of glasses? They’ve got you covered. Is it time for a checkup with the dentist, or for an immunization? No problem. Want some refreshing snacks and a book to read while you wait? Half Price Books and the North Texas Food Bank will make sure you’re comfortable while you navigate the stations.
We thank Mayor Rawlings and the long list of generous donors and community sponsors for helping to ensure that all kids start the new year on the right foot!
All are welcome, but please note that free school supplies are only for Dallas public school students who meet the 2013 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines.
Check the website for additional details. Hope to see y’all there!