Back to School Fairs in Need of Donations
2014 marks the third year that Community Hospital-Fairfax (CH-F) will host the Atchison and Holt County Back to School Fairs. CH-F works with Community Services to supply children in need with school supplies for the upcoming school year. The Back to School Fairs will be held on July 29 and July 30 in Atchison and Holt County respectively.
School supplies for the 120 children who participate in the program are purchased with donations from individuals, families and businesses. To date, $1,130 has been collected in Atchison County and $1,175 in Holt. It costs approximately $30 per student to purchase a backpack, items the school supply list and toiletries such as shampoo and deodorant. Each child also receives a gift card to Payless Shoe store for new school shoes. Free dental checks and haircuts are also made available to children during the fair.
Community Hospital-Fairfax invites you to support this cause. Just a $30 donation will ensure that a child in your community arrives at school with the items they need to be successful.
Donations may be designated toward Atchison or Holt County and mailed to Community Hospital-Fairfax, Attn. Back to School Fairs, PO Box 107, Fairfax, MO 64446. To volunteer by stuffing backpacks or find out more about the Back to School Fairs, call Ann Schlueter at (660) 686-2317 or email AnnS@FairfaxMed.com