Jefferson County Health and Education Committee


Sponsor a Backpack

Donate $25 to purchase a backpack, school supplies and shoes for a child who will attend the 2021 Back to School Fair.

Congratulations to our

2021 Back To School Superhero Winner!!

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 nancyp@dra4help.org or (636) 931-7696.

 

Visit us on Facebook!

 

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.

Each year the Back to School fair serves over 700 low-income children from all over Jefferson County.

For registration information please contact DRA at (636) 931-7696 or Jefferson Franklin Community Action at (636) 789-2686.

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR CLOSED ON JUNE 30, 2021.

 

Total Stats for the 2020 Back to School Fair:

Back packs filled with school supplies were given to 710 children. (including families unable to attend the fair)

516 children received new Adidas tennis shoes.

500 children received a free breakfast from Operation Food Search

16 vendors gave families FREE health or education information

 

2021 Back to School Fair Sponsors

 

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

COMTREA

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

NCADA-STL

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 nancyp@dra4help.org.

Back-to-School Fair Donation Form

 

2021 School Superhero Contest

Thank you to all of you who voted and helped us choose Mrs. Tracy LaRose from the FoxC6 District as our 2021 Back-to-School Superhero! Thanks to all the businesses who contributed so that we could give gift baskets to all our amazing finalists! It was a privilege to honor these amazing educators!

The 2021 Back to School Superhero winner Mrs. Tracy LaRose congratulated by Fox Scholl District administrators. Pictured here: (L to R) Dr. Nisha Patel, Fox Superintendent; Mr. Courtney Meagher, Principal of Seckman Middle School; Winner Mrs. Tracy LaRose; Mr. Matt Mete, Principal of Antonio Middle School; Dr. Tammy Cardona, Fox Assistant Superintendent; and Jennifer Brody, Development Specialist at DRA.