City of Dallas gets kids ready for back to school

City of Dallas gets kids ready for back to school

DALLAS- The Office of Community Care is hosting two Back to School events to help families prepare for the upcoming school year.

“It is critically important for the youth in our community to be prepared for the school year with the supplies and materials they need,” said Jessica Galleshaw, director of Office of Community Care. “The City of Dallas Office of Community Care and all the participating community partners are committed to setting our neighbor youth up for success.”

The Back to School Fair, at the West Dallas Multipurpose Center, is an in-person event that will take place on Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Items on the student’s school supplies list, like clear backpacks, earbuds, usb’s and scientific calculators will be available free of charge. Community partners will be on site with information about upcoming fall programs and services.

Additionally, West Dallas families with students who live in the 75208, 75211 or 75212 zip codes can register for a laptop. Limited to the first 300 qualifying residents, only one laptop is available for each household. Eligible families can register for laptops here. Laptops will be distributed to eligible households at the WDMC Back to School Fair.

The Back to School Fair at WDMC is made possible through partnerships with area organizations and nonprofits, including Reliant, Compudopt, United Way of Metropolitan Dallas and the National Council of Jewish Women.

The fair is open to everyone in the community, and registration for the fair is not required. Priority will be given to students in the 75212, 75211 and 75208 zip codes.

The West Dallas Multipurpose Center is located at 2828 Fish Trap Rd. Dallas, TX 75212.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center will also be hosting a Back to School Festival on Aug. 12 at 9 a.m.

This will be an in-person event. Supplies will be given out on a first come, first served basis, and children must be in attendance to receive items.

Items include backpacks, notebooks, binders, rulers, pencils, pens and much more.

Registration is not required. Sponsors include LIRA Group, HELP, In-N-Out, Geico and Peter and Dena Silberman.

The MLK, Jr. Community Center is located at 2922 MLK Jr. Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75215. For more information, click here.

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