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

Free July 23 Resource Fair requires school supply preregistration.

Child with school supplies
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 23 at Cherry Hills Community Church, 3900 Grace Blvd., in Highlands Ranch.

The event provides school supplies, food and nutrition assistance, emergency assistance applications, employment opportunities and more to Douglas County families and residents enduring hard times. In addition, it gives attendees the opportunity to enjoy dinner while connecting with more than 20 area organizations on-site that have a desire to help. No appointment or registration is required to attend the fair. Attendees seeking school supplies must preregister with the Foundation for Douglas County Schools.

“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 Roger Partridge. “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. Those interested in donating school supplies can learn more through the Foundation for Douglas County Schools.

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