Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet is proud to coordinate our 26th annual Back to School Fair event that has helped so many Will County families in need. More than 3,700 guests visited and received services at our Fair in 2017! This year’s Fair will take place on Thursday, August 2, 2018, at Joliet Catholic Academy, 1200 N. Larkin Avenue, in Joliet, from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Our Back to School Fair is a one-stop event designed to help low income Will County families receive vital information and assistance, all in one day, all at one location, and most importantly, all FREE of charge!. Nearly 50 agencies work together to provide families with children (newborn to 18 years-old) with school and sports physicals; dentistry; vision, speech, and hearing screenings; asthma and lead screenings and; haircuts. The biggest draw to our Fair, however, is our distribution of new backpacks and school supplies to students in grades K-12, and new and gently used books to students pre-school through 12th grade!