Back to school fair a Tulsa hit

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ENGLISH Tues­day on the grounds of Martin Re­gional Li­brary in Tulsa kids en­joyed the an­nual back to school fair, with more than 200 fam­i­lies par­tic­i­pat­ing in the highly an­tic­i­pated event.

The fair started at 9 am sharp and be­fore the kick off one could see plenty of fam­i­lies queu­ing out­side. Ev­ery child that walked trough the door re­ceived a back­pack filled with school sup­plies to start the 2017 school year with the best of luck.

More than 100 vol­un­teers from the dif­fer­ent or­ga­ni­za­tions that spon­sored the event were in charge of giv­ing out the do­na­tions.

The or­ga­ni­za­tions in­volved in the char­ity event were:

Ar­vest, Birthright of Tulsa, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Ok­la­homa, Camp Fire, Catholic Char­i­ties, Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Project of Tulsa (CAP), Child­care Re­source Cen­ter, City of Tulsa, Coali­tion for the Amer­i­can Dream, Com­mu­nity Food Bank of Eastern Ok­la­homa, Com­mu­nity Health Con­nec­tion, Day Spring Com­mu­nity Ser­vices, Delta Den­tal, Dis­as­ter Re­silience Net­work, Fam­ily and Chil­dren´s Ser­vices, Go­ing Hard for Christ Church, Go Live Med­i­cal Mo­bile, Hicks Park, Jun­tos, Le­gal Aid Ser­vices of Ok­la­homa, Metro PCS, Morton Com­pre­hen­sive Cen­ter, Ok­la­homa Car­ing Foun­da­tion, Ok­la­homa Par­ents Cen­ter, OSU Cen­ter for Fam­ily Re­silience, Power of Fam­i­lies Project/ Com­mu­nity Ser­vice Coun­cil, Red­bud Phys­i­cal Ther­apy, Ther­a­p­i­tas, TTCU The Credit Union, Tulsa City-County Li­brary´s Af­ter­School Home­work Club, Tulsa Ci­tyCounty Li­brary´s His­panic Re­source Cen­ter, Tulsa County Sher­iff´s Of­fice, Tulsa Fire Depart­ment, Tulsa Habi­tat for Hu­man­ity, Tulsa Po­lice Depart­ment, Tulsa Pub­lic Schools, Tulsa Tech­nol­ogy Cen­ter, US Depart­ment of La­bor, Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety and Health Ad­min­is­tra­tion (OSHA) and the YWCA.

The Fair had 40 stands where the or­ga­ni­za­tions were rep­re­sented and one could find more in­for­ma­tion on the help pro­vided by each of them, mostly on le­gal, med­i­cal and ed­u­ca­tion af­fairs.

Car­ing Van was on site of­fer­ing free vac­ci­na­tions, and hun­dreds of kids re­ceived their shots, while oth­ers had free den­tal scans. The li­brary staff also pre­sented the re­sources avail­able for chil­dren to do their home­work and of­fered in­for­ma­tion on read­ing skills and learn­ing method­ol­ogy.

The at­ten­dees thanked the or­ga­ni­za­tions for pulling to­gether a unique event that com­bined char­ity with en­ter­tain­ment for so many Tulsa fam­i­lies. (La Se­m­ana)

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