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Free Back-to-School Fair Prepares Families
for New School Year

The annual Back-to-School Fair sponsored by the Journey Family Success Center at Project Self-Sufficiency offers parents the opportunity to network with local agencies and to learn about services available to themselves and to their children.

The Next Back to School Fair will be held August 2024.

Open to the Public; Advance Registration Required.

Call 973-940-3500 to Register.

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Getting Ready for a New School Year

Back-To-School Fair Helps Hundreds of Families

The Fair is open to active Project Self-Sufficiency participants who are currently striving towards economic self-sufficiency and family stability, and who are in on-going contact with their Case Manager.

Active agency participants who attend the information sessions at the Back-to-School Fair, and who take advantage of the networking opportunities provided there, are eligible to receive free haircuts and school supplies for their children.  Project Self-Sufficiency relies on local businesses and individuals for the donation of new school supplies.

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Free Haircuts for Kids

Stylists volunteer their time to make sure kids look great for their first day of school!

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Activities for Kids

First responders teach kids important safety tips.

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Help for Parents

Healthcare and social service agencies help parents prepare for a successful school year.

Send a Kid Back to School Equipped to Excel!

$50 will purchase a good pair of sneakers and a sweatshirt for a student in need!

By donating in any multiple of this amount, you will know exactly how many low-income children you have helped to start the school year feeling confident, prepared and cared for!

All items will be distributed to local families at Project Self-Sufficiency's annual Back-to-School Fair, along with backpacks stuffed with essential school supplies.

Thank you!

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To make a donation, or to find out more about the annual Back-to-School Fair, call 973-940-3500.
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