• Qualify for School Supplies

    To receive free school supplies, students must attend Dallas ISD or live in the City of Dallas and meet the 2018 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

  • Get Involved

    Help support the Mayor’s Back to School Fair by being a sponsor, community partner or exhibitor.

  • Volunteer

    Volunteer for the Mayor’s Back to School Fair event on Friday, August 3 at Fair Park.

History and Mission of the Mayor’s Back to School Fair

Nearly 23 years ago, former Dallas Mayor and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk held the inaugural Mayor’s Back to School Fair (MBTSF) that attracted about 1,000 people and a dozen or so organizations. Thanks to the continued support of Mayor Mike Rawlings and past Mayors Laura Miller and Tom Leppert along with local community partners, sponsors and nonprofits, the event has grown to annually draw attendance of around 35,000 people.

Today, it is a popular annual event that provides Dallas students and families with essential back-to-school supplies, health screenings and services, and an array of bilingual information from educational, social, government and community organizations. The Fair is a collaborative effort between the City of Dallas, Dallas-area schools, public health department, state agencies, nonprofits, corporations, and community volunteers.

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