ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR SET FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015
Communities In Schools helps Aurora children return to school with necessary supplies.
The Communities In Schools and Project Unity’s Back To School Fair brings the best of Aurora’s resources together in a collaborative effort between the City of Aurora, First Presbyterian Church, Aurora area schools, public health agencies, non-profit organizations, churches, corporations and hundreds of volunteers.
Together, we help economically disadvantaged children start off the new school year with many of their school-related needs met in a “one stop destination.”
Over 3,000 school supply kits and backpacks will be handed out during the fair. Families are also encouraged to take advantage of the free health care opportunities being offered such as immunizations, physicals, and dental screenings. In addition to this, many area social service organizations, school districts and governmental agencies will be on site to promote the programs they offer in Aurora. The fair will be held at the John Harkness Center located at, 60 S. Fourth Street in Aurora, IL, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fair is open to qualified Aurora area children. The Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry will provide food pantry vouchers and Word and Worship Church will provide a free clothes closet for participants.
To be eligible, participants must bring the following: a picture ID, proof of Aurora address, a current paycheck or public aid card. To receive health care services, they must also bring their immunization records. Physicals and immunizations will be provided on-site in the VNA mobile clinic and complementary transportation will be provided to Aunt Martha’s clinic. Appointments can be scheduled ahead of time. Call VNA at (630) 892-4355 or Aunt Martha’s at (630) 896-7900 to schedule.
Communities In Schools of Aurora, Illinois is a registered 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization and operates to help benefit school children and families in East Aurora School District #131, West Aurora School District #129, Indian Prairie School District # 204, and Oswego Unit School District # 308. Through school-based after school programs, daytime counseling and special projects, Communities In Schools creates a network of volunteers, social services, businesses, and community resources that work together to break down barriers and help students succeed emotionally, socially and academically. CIS of Aurora is an accredited affiliate of the national program.
2015 Back To School Fair – PDF Flyer