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Inspiring People to Care for the Earth

Catholic Charities Back To School Fair Print E-mail

Each August SCARCE provides low income kids of DuPage County the opportunity to choose a few gently used books and new schools supplies at the Catholic Charities Back To School Fair. We provide these from the donations that come in to SCARCE.  

Please consider cleaning out your shelves to donate books that your family has outgrown or school supplies that they have not used. We need to collect the items by Friday, August 3rd (drop off at SCARCE during regular business hours).


We want to sort the 12,000 or so books before taking them to the Fairgrounds on August 7th (UPS is volunteering again this year to move them!) Anyone interested in helping sort the books by age brackets, subjects ("Dinosaurs") and series ("Dora") will be welcomed. Use the form on the right to sign up to volunteer.

Thank You So Much!