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    Arlington, TX – Tarrant County Commissioner Andy H. Nguyen (Precinct 2) will host his 4th Annual Pre-registration event for families wanting to attend the Tarrant County Back 2 School Roundup and Resource Fair scheduled for August 6, 2014.

    The Pre-registration event will be held at Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington TX (in the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame) on July 18, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Free parking is available in Parking Lot B. Several local service providers and vendors that can help with year round resources will be on hand to educate and assist attendees. There will also be a variety of giveaways and door prizes. Admission is FREE.

    In order to register, please bring a valid picture ID, proof of Tarrant County residency and proof of income showing the family meets the 2014 Federal Income HHS Poverty Guidelines.

    The following will be required to register:

    1. A valid picture ID such as a driver’s license, a state or military-issued ID card or a foreign consulate-issued ID.
    2. Proof of Tarrant County residency, such as a June, July or August 2014 electric, water, phone or gas bill showing name and address; a June, July or August 2014 mail sent to applicant’s name and current address with postmark; a letter from landlord/apartment managers company on their letterhead showing residence for June, July or August 2014.
    3. A birth certificate for each eligible child.
    4. Proof of income (only one required) such as a check stub dated June, July, or August 2014; a letter showing participation or enrollment in Medicaid, unemployment, a free lunch program or food stamp program; or a letter dated June, July or August 2014 on agency or company letterhead from an employer, welfare office, caseworker, or Social Security Administration Office indicating annual income and signed by an agent of the company or agency. Letters must include a contact phone number for verification.

    About the Pre-registration Event

    This is Commissioner Andy Nguyen’s 4th Annual Pre-registration Event and Resource Fair.  Pre-Registration events are scheduled throughout the County in order to register eligible participants and accurately plan for the Back 2 School Roundup.

    About Tarrant County Back 2 School Roundup

    Founded in 2004, the Back to School Roundup is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides free school supplies to underserved children in Tarrant County. The one-day event provides pre-qualified and registered students in pre-K through 12th grades with backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, immunizations, dental and health screenings and more - ALL at no charge.

    Each year, the event has been able to equip approximately 10,000 children for academic success thanks to its partners who include Tarrant County, the county's 20 school districts, the City of Fort Worth, state agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations and volunteers.

    The 10th annual event, presented by Walmart, is set for Wednesday, August 6, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Attendees will enjoy family-friendly activities and games, as well as access to Community Resource Booths offering information on topics such as literacy, parenting, nutrition and more.

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    To learn more about the Pre-Registration event, please contact:

    Kelly Rodriguez, Assistant Precinct Administrator
    Office of Commissioner Andy H. Nguyen
    Tarrant County Precinct 2
    700 E. Abram, Suite 304
    Arlington, TX  76010
    Phone:  817-548-3900
    kdrodriguez@tarrantcounty.com

    For more information about the Back 2 School Roundup, call 2-1-1 or visit www.backtoschoolroundup.org

     



    News release date: July 24, 2014