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Back to school supplies and more for Douglas County families in need

Free July 31 Resource Fair requires school supply pre-registration.

School is just around the corner, and not everyone is ready.

School supplies, clothing and other necessities can create a financial hurdle for already-stressed household budgets. Some families simply don’t have the extra money.

That’s why the Strive to Thrive Resource Fair was created.  The free biannual event, hosted by Douglas County’s Community of Care Network, is scheduled for 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, July 31 at SE Christian Church, 9650 Jordan Road in Parker.

In addition to providing school supplies, food and nutrition assistance, emergency assistance applications, employment opportunities and more to Douglas County families and residents enduring hard times and gives them the opportunity to connect with more than 20 area organizations on site that have a desire to help.

“Strive to Thrive is a perfect example of the public-private partnerships we assemble that we hope will help return individuals and families to self-sufficiency,” said Douglas County Commissioner Chair Lora Thomas. “The event is partnering at its best and provides our most vulnerable citizens with the opportunity to connect with multiple service providers in one convenient location.”

For more information visit Douglas County’s Community of Care Network or call Community of Care Network Navigator Rand Clark at 303-660-7460. No appointment or registration is required to attend the fair.  Attendees seeking school supplies must preregister with the Foundation for Douglas County Schools

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