For Parents


We welcome any family that is struggling to afford the high costs of back-to-school shopping. If you wouldn’t normally ask for help but need it, please don’t hesitate to come.

What to expect at the festival:

School Supplies

We will offer school supplies to help lighten the burden of back-to-school shopping. We do our best to supply as many supplies as possible from backpacks, to pencils, erasers, and paper. You need it, we probably have it! 

NOTE: We cannot guarantee that your child will get everything on their supplies lists. You may need to purchase additional items based on your child's personal school list. Check your child's teacher's supplies list (usually available at their school) after you leave the festival to see what additional items you may need to purchase yourself.  If there are items on your child’s list that you cannot afford and we cannot readily supply, we will take your name and school name and do our best to get these items to you within the first week of school through your school social worker.

Hair Cuts

Professional Stylists will be on hand to offer school kids a fresh new look!  If you haven’t seen the High School Cosmetology Room than you are in for a big surprise.  Kids will receive a new haircut compliments of local professional stylists. Please consider coloring a thank you card to give as a tip to these gracious volunteers!

Beneficial Information

Local agencies will be on hand to offer information about beneficial programs and services. 


Mellow Mushroom graciously provides free lunch from 11 am - 1 pm or until they run out. Typical lunch consists of a sandwich, chips, fruit and a drink. 

Activities and Fun!

Information Booths will also host activities for your family to enjoy. Come enjoy festivities and get into the back-to-school spirit!

We welcome you to take what you need but please be aware of others in need.  If you do not need a ruler, please don’t take a ruler and so on. This will help to ensure that we are able to reach all children.

Need supplies but also want to help? 

Register to volunteer to help with the festival and shop early for your child’s needs.  There is a wide array of times and jobs that will fit your needs.