The 2016 Annual Back-to-School Fair scheduled for Saturday, August 6, 2016 at the John H. Bridges Community Center in Apopka, according to Bryan Nelson, Orange County Commissioner for District 2. The event is designed to provide school supplies to children in the Apopka community.
"Last year the team at the Bridges Center was able to provide 650 backpacks to children and teens from Pre-Kindergarten to 12th Grade," said Nelson. "This year our goal is to have over 400 families attend and provide at least 1,000 backpacks to children full of school supplies to better equip them for school."
Every $12 donated results in one fully loaded backpack of school supplies to a child in need. The backpacks will include the following;
1 blunt scissors
10 #2 pencils
8ct. pack of markers
1 wedge eraser
1 pencil sharpener
100 pg. composition book
150 ct. pack of filler paper
Checks must be written out to Backpack Gear, Inc. Checks can be mailed to the following address:
10 North Park Avenue
Apopka, FL 32703
The backpack fair will take place on August 06, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. but you must be registered in advance to receive a free backpack. Stop by the Bridges Center before July 29th to pre-register.
Call Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson at 407-836-5850 for any questions or concerns.