Registration now open for free supplies


From Dallas ISD Staff Reports

Dallas ISD Superintendent Stephanie S. Elizalde, Mayor Eric L. Johnson and Junior League of Dallas President Christina N. Eubanks announced that the 27th Annual Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair will take place on Friday, August 4, inside the Automobile Building and Centennial Hall at Fair Park.

To qualify for free school supplies, students must live in Dallas or attend a Dallas ISD school.
Photo courtesy of the City of Dallas

The fair is a collaborative effort between Dallas ISD, the City of Dallas, nonprofits, corporations and community volunteers. Each year, it serves more than 10,000 economically disadvantaged students in grade levels prekindergarten to 12 and their families.

To receive free school supplies, families must register their students online at, or at one of three upcoming in-person events. To qualify for free school supplies, students must live in Dallas or attend a Dallas ISD school. For Dallas ISD students, families must provide proof that their student attends a Dallas ISD school by providing a student ID number. For students who live in Dallas but attend other schools, families must provide a valid photo ID, City of Dallas proof of residency (e.g., a utility bill, rent, or mortgage statement), and verify that their household income is equal to or less than the 2023 Federal Poverty Guidelines listed below.

“The Dallas Mayor’s Back to School Fair shows how committed Dallas is to getting all our kids what they need to succeed in school,” Superintendent Elizalde said. “Other cities don’t have mayors who are this dedicated to education, and we couldn’t be more grateful for Mayor Johnson’s partnership.”

For 27 years, the fair has served as a one-stop shop for school supplies, valuable services and community resources. Pre-registered Dallas students and their families will receive school supplies at the fair and access to immunizations, dental screenings, vision exams and other health and social services provided by more than 100 vendors.

“I am consistently reminded that Dallas is strong because our people are strong,” Mayor Johnson said. “The Dallas community’s support of this event is further proof. Together, we will ensure that Dallas children have the opportunities they need to learn and grow this upcoming school year.” 

For more information about the fair, volunteer opportunities and vendor opportunities, email [email protected].