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Registration for Back to School Roundup Opens

Registration for the 14th annual Back to School Roundup is underway.

The event, which provides families with free backpacks and school supplies, kicked off registration Wednesday, June 27 with a celebration at a Fort Worth Walmart, presenting sponsor for the event.

Families can now pre-register for a free backpack and school supplies online through July 9 or by signing up at one of multiple pre-registration events being hosted throughout the county, Wednesday June 27- Thursday, August 2. The backpack and supplies will be distributed at the 14th annual Tarrant County Back to School Roundup event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 at Will Rogers Memorial Center.

Pre-registered families will receive a voucher admitting them into the Aug. 9 roundup event and guaranteeing free school supplies.

To qualify for the free supplies, families must produce:

  • Valid photo identification
  • Proof of Tarrant County residency (water bill, electric bill, etc.)
  • Proof of income (must meet 2018 poverty guidelines)

In addition to the school supply distribution, the one-stop shop roundup event offers free haircuts, health, dental and vision screenings, immunizations, health and social resources.

Volunteers are needed to assist families with pre-registration at one of the more than 20 registration events.  People are also encouraged to donate backpacks and supplies for the event.  A backpack, including supplies, is available on the Back to School Roundup website through Educational Products, Inc. (EPI) for $16.95.

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