Back to school fair a Tulsa hit
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)