Our 2016 fair was blessed with a beautiful rainless blue sky even as rainstorms were in the area - Answered Prayers!    We hosted over 560 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 Northbrook to Villa Park.  We gave away just under 400 backpacks, 50 bags of supplies and numerous pre-school bags. We provided 50 free haircuts and everyone enjoyed games, a raffle and food!  A big thank you to all our wonderful volunteers!

We are now preparing for our 2017 fair.  We  need  school supplies, high school backpacks, Hair Cutters, luncheon food and water, door prizes and many volunteers!  Each year, this is a very rewarding and much needed event to provide a free afternoon of fun with important school supplies, hair cuts and other support for families in need.  The 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 donations and/or your help on the day of the fair!

Our heartfelt thanks to all the companies providing our door prizes and a special thank you to the following 2016 Back to School Fair partners and major contributors:


  • Walgreens
  • Midwest  College of Dental Medicine and Optometry
  • Paul Mitchell The School Lombard
  • Soccer Shots​
  • Fe Y Esperanza Iglesia Cristiana
  • Friends and Family of First Christian Church
  • First United Methodist Church
  • OnTrack Credit
  • Pepperidge Farm
  • Downers Grove Fire Department

We are Now Planning our 2017 Back-to-School Fair  Scheduled for Saturday August 12th Noon - 3:00 p.m.

(Disciples of Christ)

First Christian Church of Downers Grove