The 4th Annual Back to School Fair proved to be another huge success with a turnout that was better than ever. With a new school year now underway, many kids in the SeaTac community were able to head back to school with brand new backpacks filled with much of the supplies needed for the upcoming year. This is due in part to the many who helped and volunteered in the community of SeaTac, as well as local businesses and organizations whose donations helped make this possible.
This year over 1,700 adults and children attended the event. More than 100 volunteers handed out 1,300 backpacks to children filled with needed school supplies as well as 225 slingbacks with early learning supplies for preschoolers. In addition 100 haircuts and 125 immunizations were given and 1,000 personal care bags filled with hair care products were handed out. The event also served 1,300 plates of food to attendees.
With so many families struggling because of the economy this event was a way to reach out to the community and help SeaTac families meet their kid’s back to school needs. Thank you to everyone who gave this year, as many were blessed by your time and generosity.