On Saturday, August 15th, Camino Community Center will host its 16th annual “Back to School” Children’s Fair. Due to the persistence of COVID-19, this year’s event will feature a convenient drive-through.
Keeping with tradition, Camino Community Center will offer low-income and uninsured children the opportunity to receive free backpacks and school supplies this year.
Last year, the event gave away over 1,000 backpacks benefiting children in need throughout our community. This year’s goal is to provide the same services in a safe way that is realistic of the ongoing pandemic.
Organizers hope to avoid the long line and foster the sense of a community festival from the safety of your car. “We know that given the COVID situation it requires us to change,” said Steve Sellers, Executive Director of Camino Community Center, “However, we are still committed to serving the children of our community who need school supplies for the coming school year. The format we have created will ensure their health is protected while they are here. We are taking all recommended precautions to do so.”
Drive-through pickup details
The Children’s Fair will take place on Saturday, August 15, at Camino Community Center at 133 Stetson Dr. Charlotte, NC 28262 from 10:00 a.m. until supplies run out. Cars will enter Tyner St from University City Blvd. They will pass by Camino Community Center to collect backpacks (one per school-aged child in the car) and exit on North Tryon. This is on a first-come-first-serve basis and the event will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.
- For the latest Children’s Fair details, visit the Camino Center Facebook Page.
COVID-19 has brought unpredictable hurdles throughout the year, yet true to the non-profit’s culture, Camino Community Center has remained committed to providing services that equip people to live healthy, hopeful and productive lives. While children may not be in classrooms physically this year, Camino is focused on supporting children through their education.
About Camino Community Center
Camino Community Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization focused on equipping all people to live healthy, hopeful, and productive lives. Since 2003, Camino has served low-income families in the greater Charlotte area through a health clinic, mental health clinic, thrift store, food pantry, and a variety of other health and human services. The community center is bilingual and multicultural, bridging gaps between language and cultural barriers for families in need.
- Learn more about the center and how you can help at caminocommunitycenter.org.