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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (636) 931-7696.
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
St Louis Region 4-H
University of Missouri Extension
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 email@example.com.