Free school supplies will be handed out at the 18th annual Mayor’s Back to School Fair in Dallas. It opens at 8 a.m. Friday in Fair Park.
More than 35,000 people are expected at what Dallas Mayor Rawlings calls one of the nation’s biggest events of its kind.
“It’s a real proof that we as a community can make a difference in kids’ lives,” Rawlings said.
Families get in line hours in advance for free dental and vision screenings, immunizations and haircuts.
“The message to parents is we all have a responsibility in this," Rawlings said. "We as a community are willing to step up if they’re not of means to help those kids.”
Families who haven’t yet qualified for free supplies can register tomorrow, but they’ll need a photo id, and proof of income and residency.