Community Action Offers Free School Supplies

Topeka's Community's Action, Inc. will again be providing free school supplies for eligible children in Shawnee and Wabaunsee counties. The organization will accept applications at its Swygert Center, 621 Swygert St. between 9 a.m. and noon as well as 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

It will hand out the backpacks filled with grade-appropriate material materials at the Community Action's 2007 Back-To-School Fair on August 11th between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The fair is a free event that provides fun and informative activities to get families ready for the upcoming school year.

Eligibility is based on household income relative to family-size (see chart below). Community Action requires proof of income and the social security cards of all family members from all applicants.

Family Size Annual Income
2 $17,797

3 $22,321

4 $26,845

5 $31,369

6 $35,893

7 $40,417

8 $44,941

For ea. addt'l person add $4,524