July 17, 2013

Eligible families must pre-register for Tarrant County Back to School Roundup by August 2

Each year, about 10,000 children receive supplies and screenings.

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Children living in Tarrant County in prekindergarten through grade 12 who attend public schools can get free schools supplies, backpacks, health screenings and haircuts at the 9th annual Tarrant County Back to School Roundup on August 7.

Each year, Back to School Roundup, a nonprofit organization, provides about 10,000 children with supplies and screenings. The event will also have family friendly activities and booths covering topics such as literacy, parenting and nutrition.

The roundup will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 7 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth.

To participate, eligible families must pre-register by Friday, August 2. In order to pre-register, participants must be public school students ages 4-18 who reside in Tarrant County and meet the 2013 Federal Poverty Income guidelines. Qualification requirements include a photo ID, proof of Tarrant County residency proof of income showing the family falls below the poverty level.

For more information, call 2-1-1 or visit

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