(Disciples of Christ)

First Christian Church of Downers Grove

Our 2017 fair was blessed with a beautiful mild rainless blue sky  - Answered Prayers!    We hosted over 600 people to a day of fun, food, school supplies and more!    Our outreach is growing with representation this year across the Chicagoland area from Chicago to Romeoville and Willowbrook to Joliet.  We gave away almost 50 preschool bags, 300 elementary backpacks and 107 middle/high school backpacks.  We provided over 20 free haircuts and everyone enjoyed games, a raffle and food!  A big thank you to over  100 volunteers who helped make the fair a great success!

We will be planning our 2018 fair soon.  It is already set for  Saturday, August 11th noon - 3:00 p.m.  We  will need haircutters, school supplies especially middle/high school, food, door prizes and many community volunteers!  Our fair is open to all families in the community struggling to meet the needs of their children returning to school.  Please contact us if you can help with next year's fair!

Our heartfelt thanks to all the companies providing our door prizes and a special thank you to the following 2017 Back to School Fair partners and major contributors:


  • Walgreens
  • Midwest  College of Dental Medicine and Optometry
  • Fe Y Esperanza Iglesia Cristiana
  • Friends and Family of First Christian Church
  • First United Methodist Church
  • OnTrack Credit
  • Downers Grove Fire Department
  • Chicago Herpetological Society

Our 2017 Back-to-School Fair Was a Blessed Event - Contact Us to Help in 2018