Annual Back-to-School Community Fair helps students thrive

DOVER, Del. – Nearly 100 students at the Capital School District got a little extra help from a local group of volunteers at their Annual Back-to-School Community Fair.

The event took place at Central Middle School.

Members of the Restoring Central Dover teamed up with the City of Dover to help make this event a reality.

Students on Saturday received a new backpack and school supplies.

The event also brought out different organizations with resources about law enforcement, drug prevention, medical care and more.

We are told the event was suppose to take place in August, but it had to be rescheduled because of weather-related problems.

Organizers say events like the fair are critical for the community.

“A lot of times you hear people say there aren’t enough resources available to help them, or there’s nothing to do and things like that, and so I think it’s important to be able to connect the community with the resources that are available to them,” said Chanda Jackson, community engagement specialist at Restoring Central Dover.

Organizers say they are hoping to host more events like the fair in the future, as they continue to help students and their families in the future.

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