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In 2018, CPI launched its very first Back to School Bash, providing backpacks and school supplies to students in our local community. The year before, CANHelp kicked off its Inaugural Hopkins County Back to School Fair to replace their Pack the Bus School Supplies Drive which had been held for over 10 years. This year we decided to join forces with CANHelp in order to maximize our reach and to bring the most impact to our community. The Back to School Fair brings community organizations, churches, and businesses all together in one place to help prepare the children of Hopkins County and their families for the start of school. This FREE Back to School Fair offers back packs and school supplies, haircuts, immunizations, dental screenings, games, community resources and so much more.
The Back to School Fair has grown each year, and this year we are excited to be partnering with CANHelp to better serve all families that need assistance. In 2017, CANHelp served over 800 children and families with the inaugural Back to School fair. In 2018, they partnered with our community to provide over $13,000 in backpacks and school supplies to families in Hopkins County.
Over 60% of the children in Hopkins County schools come from disadvantaged or low income families, and in some schools the percentage of low income rises over 70%. It's an honor to partner with CANHelp to help every student in Hopkins County start their school year with everything they need--completely free of charge. Community involvement is not an afterthought for us, but we believe it's our social responsibility.
The Back to School Fair is for every family and student in Hopkins County no matter what your income may be. To register for a free backpack and school supplies, please visit the offices at CANHelp to fill out a registration form. The 2019 Back to School Fair will be held on August 9th, 3-6pm at Hopkins County Civic Center.
Pursuing Progress doesn't always look like your own business's growth, but helping others pursue progress of their own! It's our honor to be able to partner with CANHelp to see Hopkin's County excel in greater measure!