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:
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.
For more details, visit backtoschoolroundup.org.
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