This year marks the eighth year that Community Hospital-Fairfax (CH-F) and Community Healthcare Foundation will host the Atchison and Holt County Back to School Fairs. CH-F works with Community Services to supply children in need with school supplies for the upcoming school year. The Back to School Fairs will be held on July 23 in Atchison County and July 30 in Holt County.

School supplies for the children who participate in the program are purchased with donations from individuals, families, and businesses. It costs approximately $30 per student to purchase a backpack, school supplies and toiletries such as shampoo, soap and deodorant. Each child also receives a gift card for new shoes. Along with school supplies, organizations from around the state provide students and their families with important information, and services.

Community Hospital-Fairfax invites you to support this cause. A $30 donation will ensure that a child in your community arrives at school with the items they need to be successful. 

Donations may be designated toward Atchison or Holt County and mailed to Community Hospital-Fairfax, Attn. – Back to School Fairs, P.O. Box 107, Fairfax, MO 64446. To volunteer your time or find out more about the Back to School Fairs, call Kris Umbarger at 660-686-2350 or email