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Need Help Getting School Supplies For Your Student? Check Out The Dallas Mayor's Back to School Fair.

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The popular event will take place Friday, August 6, at Fair Park. All participants are required to pre-register and show their confirmation number in order to receive their school supplies.

The fair hosted by Mayor Eric Johnson is a partnership between the City of Dallas, Dallas ISD, nonprofits and community volunteers. The goal is to serve economically disadvantaged students in grades Pre-K to 12.

In order to qualify, families will need to meet certain income requirements and must be Dallas residents or have a student attending a Dallas ISD school.

Supplies are limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

For Dallas ISD students, families must provide proof that the student attends a Dallas ISD school by providing a student ID number. For students attending other schools who live in the City of Dallas, families must provide a valid photo ID, City of Dallas proof of residency and verify income is equal to or less than the 2021 Federal Poverty Guidelines.

"We are slowly but surely getting out of the pandemic and I think the economy is getting better but I don't think we are out of the woods yet by any means so I think the demand will definitely be there," Johnson said in a press conference earlier this week.

Johnson says he hopes to distribute at least 10,000 backpacks with other supplies in this year's drive — 1,000 more than last year.

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