Registration Now Open for Back to School Fairs: Secure Your Spot Today!


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JOLIET, IL – Calling all families! The highly anticipated Back to School Fairs, hosted by Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet, are back and registration is now open. Don’t wait another moment to secure your spot for these essential events.

Designed to assist low-income families in preparing their children for the upcoming school year, the Back to School Fairs offer drive-through services where registered participants can receive backpacks and school supplies.

To ensure your participation, visit the official website at and register today. Spots are limited, so don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity.

This year, the Back to School Fairs will take place in three different counties. Mark your calendars for the Kankakee/Iroquois County Fair on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, from 11:00am to 1:00pm. The event will be held at the new location, Kankakee Community College, located at 100 College Drive in Kankakee. Remember, pre-registration is mandatory, so make sure to secure your spot by registering online.

For families in Will County, the Fair will be held on Monday, July 24, 2023, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at St. Mary Immaculate, situated at 15629 Illinois Route 59 in Plainfield. Pre-registration is required for this event as well, so don’t delay in signing up.

In DuPage County, the Back to School Fair will take place on Wednesday, August 9th, 2023, from 11:00am to 6:00pm. Head over to the DuPage County Fairgrounds at 2015 Manchester Road in Wheaton to participate. Remember to pre-register to secure your spot.

The success of these Back to School Fairs relies on the generosity of sponsors and donors. A heartfelt thank you goes out to the 2023 event sponsors, including Aetna, Comcast, Community Foundation of the Kankakee River Valley, D’Arcy Buick-GMC, ICNA Relief, and Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Naperville. If you’re interested in supporting the fairs, visit the website for more information on how to contribute.

For those unable to attend the events but still wishing to make a difference, there is an option to donate pre-filled backpacks with school supplies to children in need. Details can be found on the website.


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