COUNTY OF TARRANT (CBSDFW.COM) – Thousands of people lined up for free school supplies and other essentials at the Tarrant County Roundup.
In addition to backpacks, pencils and pens, the children also received free haircuts and all of their medical needs were taken care of, including injections, physical exams and dental and vision screenings. This gift was a relief for many.
“I think that’s a good thing, it’s been a big help,” Kimberly Harris said.
Only Tarrant County families who meet specific income requirements were eligible.
“It’s really nice because they give to others who may need it but don’t have the money for it,” Jessika Hunt said.
Fort Worth Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner says this back-to-school event sets students up for success by removing that financial burden.
“Four out of five of our students are economically disadvantaged, so events like this are very important to our parents and our students,” Scribner said. “[Due to] the latest economic challenges, this is an opportunity for us to help our students come to school on day one ready to learn. »
The first day of school for most students in the district is August 15.