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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 17, 2023.

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!

Haircuts not available in 2022.

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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.

School Supplies Wish List

Here is a wish list for donations.  

We gratefully request backpacks in solid and neutral colors.

Your donation will help children start the school year feeling prepared and confident.



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Sponsor a Backpack!

Don't have time to shop?  Sponsor a backpack for a local student!  Monetary donations allow us to purchase supplies in bulk.  

$25 will purchase and fill a small backpack with the key supplies needed for elementary school students.

$30 will purchase and fill a large backpack with key supplies for middle and high school students.

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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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