The second annual Back to School Fair presented by the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation and Catholic Charities will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13 at FedExField in Landover, Md.
The Back to School Fair is designed to provide under-resourced children with everything they need to be prepared for the upcoming school year. Participants will be able to receive services including dental exams, haircuts, new books, uniform elements and brand new school supplies and backpacks as well as other essential items from a variety of partner companies and organizations. Shuttle services will be available to pre-registered families at select locations around the D.C. Metro Area, courtesy of Deluxe Transportation. Each family will also receive two tickets to the Redskins vs. Bills game courtesy of the Washington Redskins.
“The Redskins Charitable Foundation is proud to bring together an incredible group of generous companies, non-profits and individuals to help children in our community start the school year off prepared,” said Jane Rodgers, Executive Director of the Redskins Charitable Foundation. “Hosting the event on the Club Level of FedExField provides a fun and exciting background for this annual event.”
Redskins alumni and Redskins cheerleader ambassadors will be present to assist youth as they shop for new a new backpack and greet families as they arrive to FedExField. Additional entertainment for families will include dance workshops, DJs and a raffle.
Participating organizations in this year’s Back to School Fair will include:
- Barnes & Noble
- Deluxe Transportation
- Hair Cuttery
- National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
- Children’s National Health System
- And more
For more information on the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation’s programs and events or to donate, visit www.redskins.com/community or follow the Foundation on Twitter at @RedskinsCR.