More than 1,100 backpacks were given to children and their parents, just two days before the start of the school year for students in Fulton County.
Volunteers spent many hours donating the backpacks and school supplies, and then fill the backpacks with the supplies for the North Fulton Community Charities Back to School Fair..
The families who benefitted from the donations also had a chance to take care of their health with the Health and Wellness Fair that has become part of the annual event. Vision checks, spinal checks, dietary information and even greens grown in the Chattahoochee Nature Center's garden were available for the parents and their children.
Hundreds of volunteers from community groups, religious institutions and businesses donated their time for the event.
North Fulton Community Charities has gone mobile in Johns Creek with emergency financial assistance. The Roswell-based charitable organization's new mobile outreach service operates a modified 35-foot RV to serve as its office. A case manager will travel every Wednesday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. – by appointment only – to partner sites located in Johns Creek (off the public transportation line).
- Aug. 14- Bridge to Grace Church (2385 Holcomb Bridge Rd.)
- Aug. 21- Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church (9820 Nesbit Ferry Rd.)
- Aug. 28 - Ocee Library 5090 Abbotts Bridge Rd.)
Call NFCC for an appointment 678-387-4463