School Supply Drive

2021 School Supply Drive & Fair
Saturday, August 7, 2021
9 am to 12 pm
at 112 W. 5th in Bonham

UPDATE: Due to rising numbers of COVID cases in Fannin County, we are changing to a drive thru method like last year.  Families needing supplies should stay in their car.  Come south on Main street, turn right on 5th Street and drive in front of the center.  Volunteers and staff will come to your window to get information and place backpacks with supplies into your vehicle.

School Supply Map 2021

In accordance with CDC Guidelines, everyone attending the School Supply Fair is kindly asked to wear masks.  The Center will have free masks available for those who need one.

Since 1997, the Children’s Center has been providing free school supplies to needy children in Fannin County.  Thanks to many generous donors, children from all over the county can get the supplies they need to start school.

We were so looking forward to having a Back-to-School Fair again in 2021!   We are sad that we cannot do it again this year, but we are grateful for everyone understanding that safety is the most important.

Vendors 2021 (as of 7/22/2021)

  • Bonham Police Department
  • Bonham Public Library
  • Fannin County 4-H
  • Fannin County Family Crisis Center
  • Fannin County Head Start/Pre-K
  • Fannin County Sheriff’s Office
  • Feeding Fannin
  • First United Bank, Bonham
  • First United Methodist Church, Bonham
  • Hot 107.3 FM Radio
  • Maximus
  • One City Church
  • Pure Family Chiropractic
  • Texas Farm Bureau
  • Tropical Paradise
  • TWFG Insurance
  • Warrior Creek RV Park

If your non-profit, church, business, school or other group would like to set up a booth in front of the Children’s Center and be a part of our Back-to-School Fair, please download the vendor form below, complete and return  to Andrea Lappin.  For questions, contact Andrea Lappin at (903) 583-4339 or

Each year, in-kind donations of actual school supplies are needed in order to continue this important project.  We also accept cash so you can leave the shopping to us! (Plus, we will buy the supplies tax free and make your donation stretch even farther!) The Fannin County Children’s Center is a 501(c)3 organization which means all contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.  Donate Now!

Wish List  FBC Bailey

  • Notebook paper (regular & college ruled)
  • Pens & pencils
  • Red pens & pencils
  • Markers & crayons
  • Watercolors
  • Highlighters
  • Sharpies
  • Erasers
  • Construction paper
  • Manila paper
  • Glue sticks & glue in bottles
  • Folders (with & without brads)
  • Spiral notebooks & composition books
  • Three ring binders
  • Scissors
  • Backpacks

Bring or send donation to:
Fannin County Children’s Center
112 W. 5th Street
Bonham, TX 75418

We are open Monday – Friday 8 am to 5 pm.

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