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Aurora’s Back to School Fair


Saturday, August 11, 2018    
9:00 am - 2:00 pm


John R. Harkness Center
60 S. Fourth St., Aurora, IL

Event Type

Free backpack with school supplies, mobile health clinic and new and gently-used school clothes.

Aurora’s Back to School Fair is scheduled for Aug. 11 at John R. Harkness Center.

Children will be able to receive a free backpack with school supplies.

The fair will feature representatives from:

  • UIC’s Division of Specialized Care for Children
  • Social service organizations
  • Governmental agencies
  • Local school districts
  • Medical and dental care providers.

The Visiting Nurse Association will be on site with the mobile health clinic for school physicals. Word and Worship Christian Church will provide a free clothes closet that includes school uniforms and new and gently-used clothes and shoes. Aurora Children’s Dental Service and Miles of Smiles will provide dental exams.

Food and entertainment will also be available.

To be eligible to participate, you must bring:

  • An Aurora utility bill
  • Proof of income: TANF, SNAP or check stubs
  • Driver’s license, state identification, Matricula Consular