On August 5th, Association House held its 17th annual Back 2 School Fair. Despite the rainy weather, our community showed up. Volunteers distributed 548 backpacks filled with school supplies, notebooks, pencils, and other essentials to students. In addition, 46 children received physicals to prepare for the upcoming year.
The Back 2 School Fair also gave parents the opportunity to connect with over a dozen community partners to learn about local resources to support their families. At one of the booths, WEBZ's Nereida Morena interviewed kids to hear their thoughts ahead of the school year. This amazing day was complete with face painting, balloon animals, bike raffles and a bubble show. Thank you to everyone who made this year's Back 2 School Fair a success!
Major support for this event provided by Comcast NBC Universal and WBEZ Chicago.