Families encouraged to register in June to receive school supplies during the Back to School Resource Fair



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Families encouraged to register in June to receive school supplies during the Back to School Resource Fair


Registration will open in June for the City of North Port’s annual Back to School Resource Fair.

Hosted by the Social Services Division, North Port families can register online during the month of June to receive free backpacks and supplemental school supplies for school-enrolled children at the Back to School Resource Fair. All registrations must be received by July 1, 2018. Registration will begin on June 1.

The Back to School Resource Fair will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at the Morgan Family Community Center. This expo-like event will feature exhibitors with resources for families with school-age children.

Registration will be made available online and is open to any North Port family with students attending public school. Families without internet access are invited to register for the event by using computers at the Social Services Division’s office on the second floor of the Family Service Center, 6919 Outreach Way.

“The Back to School Resource Fair offers an opportunity to connect with resources available for you and your child. This is a great way to kick off the school year,” said Social Services Manager Janet Carrillo. “We have created an online registration process, which will open in June, to make it easy to sign up to receive  supplemental school supplies and backpacks.”

Organizations and businesses that want to donate school supplies are welcome to drop off donated items by July 1, 2018 to the Social Services Division, Family Service Center, Second Floor, 6919 Outreach Way. Items needed include: three-ring binders, 24-pack crayons, eight-pack washable markers, 12-pack colored pencils, large pink erasers, yellow highlighters, pens, No. 2 pencils (not mechanical), pencil pouches with zippers, 12-inch rulers, wide-ruled filler paper (100-150 pack), college ruled filler paper (100-150 pack), spiral notebooks (1 subject, wide ruled), and spiral notebooks (1 subject, college ruled).

On June 1, the link to register can be found at www.cityofnorthport.com/BTSRF.

For more information, contact the Social Services Division, a division of the General Services Department, at (941) 429-3700.


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