Back to School Festival (Free Haircuts for Kids, Free Health Screenings)
Through partnership with local businesses and concerned citizens, over 2000 backpacks filled with a variety of school supplies (paper, pens & pencils, markers, and much more) are given away. Hundreds of children receive free haircuts from professional beauticians. The children in attendance receive free spinal and eye exams, a dentist is on hand to offer visual dental exams and a dermatologist is available for skin screenings. These supplies and services are important in equipping our kids as well as ensuring a healthy start to a new school year.
In addition to the work involved in preparing kids for back to school, there is plenty of fun for all! There will be bounce houses, face painting,crafts, popcorn, sno-cones, cotton candy. As always, the Palm Bay Fire and Police Departments are on hand to interact with and inspire the kids and provide emergency services if needed. We are especially honored to have Palm Bay’s mayor, William Capote, and several city counsel members participate in serving those who come to the event. Every person who takes part in the Back 2 School Festival can take advantage of the free meal that is offered, plus snacks, plenty of water and much needed words of encouragement.