School Supply Drive

2023 School Supply Drive & Fair
Saturday, August 5, 2023
9 am to 12 pm
at the Bonham Civic Center (Armory) 1100 W 5th in Bonham

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 are looking forward to having a Back-to-School Fair again in 2023!  New location this year: the Bonham Civic Center.  Various other non-profits, businesses and other organizations will once again be invited to come and set up inside to provide other resources. Stay tuned for more details!


Bring a social security card for each child in need of school supplies.  In addition, please bring some proof of need, such as one of the following:

  • Medicaid card
  • Food stamp card
  • Paycheck stub

Many thanks to Misti Tackett and Emily Littleton for providing free haircuts to 19 children on August 6, 2022.  We are also grateful to Red River Gypsies for loaning their space for this effort!

Back to School Fair 2022
Many thanks to each of the following groups for participating in our Back to School Fair!

  • Bailey Inglish Early Childhood Center
  • Balloons & More
  • Bonham Public Library
  • Fannin County Sherriff Office
  • Meade-Norman Bayless Insurance
  • One City Church
  • Superior HealthPlan
  • Texas A&M ArgiLife Extension Service
  • Texas Farm Bureau
  • Texas Star and Texas Health Steps (Maximus)
  • Workforce Solutions Texoma

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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