Our Back to School Fairs need your support!
Each new school year brings the excitement of a fresh start. Parents and children eagerly anticipate shopping for a new backpack, school supplies, and getting a haircut before returning to school. However, many local families are struggling financially. For these families, the new school year is often met with anxiety as parents are forced to make tough decisions, such as choosing between buying food and school supplies. The Back to School Fairs were created to provide necessary items and services to help parents facing these difficult choices, but we need your help. Thousands of children and their families are counting on you.
Each summer, we coordinate three separate Back to School Fairs in DuPage County; Kankakee and Iroquois Counties; and Will County. We also provide school supplies to those in need in Kendall County. Many of your neighbors rely on these important events for physicals, vision tests, dental screenings, haircuts, school supplies, and other important services.
We depend on generous donations to help fund the Back to School Fairs in our community. Your gift will help provide the financial resources needed for these wonderful events which truly make a difference in the lives of students from low-income households. We need your help to ensure that each child who attends receives what they need to have a successful start to the school year.
Make your donation at by clicking here or by calling 815-724-1140.
Thank you for your generosity and remember that thousands of children are counting on you! You and your family are always in our prayers.
***If sufficient funds are raised in your area, remaining donations may be used to help children of low income families prepare for a new school year at another Catholic Charities’ Back to School Fair within the Diocese of Joliet.***