Back to School Fair A Success For Altrusa Club of Door County
8/9/2014 5:00:00 PM
By Tim Kowols
Altrusa of Door County hosted their 16th annual Back to School Fair Saturday at the Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay. Over 100 volunteers helped guide school-aged kids from 567 disadvantaged families from Door County through the fair. Kids were able to pick out their own backpacks, school supplies, toiletries, and bicycle helmets. The Lions Club was also present giving free eye exams for kids six and under. Program chair Nancy Kexel-Calabresa said Altrusa of Door County spared no expense on the kids.
Schools and several agencies determined which families would benefit the most from the Back to the School Fair. The families were then invited in April to attend Saturday’s fair. Kexel-Calabresa said the response from the families was very good.
The Altrusa Club of Door County is still looking for donations from local individuals and businesses to support this year’s and future Back to School Fairs.