Jefferson County Health and Education Committee

The Jefferson County Health and Education Committee is a partnership of local non-profits and area health and social service organizations. The committee meets throughout the year to evaluate the needs of the community and organize fundraising activities to fund the Back-to-School Fair.

We are always looking for new members and new ideas. If you would like to get involved please contact Nancy Pope at or (636) 931-7696.


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Each year the Jefferson County Education Committee hosts the Jefferson County Health and Education Fair. The fair is designed to provide free school supplies to registered low income verified children in Jefferson County School Districts. Each registered child receives a backpack, age and school approved school supplies, hearing and vision screening tests, a dental screening and referral, a haircut, healthy snacks and lunch, books, health and wellness screenings, as well as information regarding school lunch programs, insurance, and much much more. All of these services are provided at no cost to the children and families.


Total Stats for the 2021 Back to School Fair:

Back packs filled with school supplies were given to 672 children. (including families unable to attend the fair)

52 Free Haircuts + 13 coupons for free cut = 65 Free haircuts

8 families applied for SNAP benefits (U of MO University Extension)

159 families received a bucket of cleaning supplies (STL Crisis Nursery)

548 children received Brand New Adidas Shoes

150 families received WIC packets and milk cups with stickers (34 new Inquiries) (JFCAC WIC)

250 Period Supply Kits distributed to families by JCCP

400 Masks provided to attendees

240 Scientific Calculators Distributed to Jeff Co High School for low-income students


Thank You To Our Vendors

The Jefferson County Health and Education Committee would like to say thank you to our many community partners that made it possible to distribute backpacks and school supplies.

Chestnut Health Systems


Disability Resource Association

Good Shepard Children & Family Service

Jefferson County Community Partnership

Jefferson County 911 Dispatch

Jefferson/Franklin Community Action Corporation

Moms Demand Action-Be Smart


Parents as Teachers

Project REACH

St Louis Region 4-H

University of Missouri Extension

Upward Smiles


Join Us

Fundraising for the fair occurs year round and we are always looking for volunteers and businesses willing to sponsor a fundraising event. Sponsorship levels and advertising options are also available for individuals and businesses willing to sponsor the fair itself. 100% of the money raised for the fair goes back into buying school supplies and any help is most appreciated. Please call to get involved and check back often to learn more about our upcoming fundraising events. For more information please contact Nancy at (636) 931-7696 or