Family Resource Fair: A family-friendly event offering free books, rent assistance, and more

The pandemic put a long pause on in-person events, attributing to fewer families receiving the resources they need for their little ones. These in-person events allow parents to feel heard and supported, ultimately encouraging engagement in their child’s development. 

With vaccine rates rising, and in-person learning back in place, United Way and Austin ISD partnered to bring back the Family Resource Fair for a second time.

Father and small child receiving children's books at an outdoor event.

On Saturday, November 13, the Family Resource Fair took place at Uphaus Early Childhood Center in south Austin. Families in the surrounding area were invited to an outdoor event offering resources like ECE/ESL registration, rent assistance programs, parenting groups, career services, camps, and more. 

A special thank you to our partners for coming out and supporting families and children. 

2-1-1Child Inc
African American Youth Harvest FoundationCommunities in schools
Any Baby CanFoundation Communities
ARCILLatino Healthcare Forum
Austin Public LibraryLion’s Club
Austin ISDMAP Central Health
Austin ISD Pre-KPartners in Parenting
Austin LightHouseSocial Services Program
BookspringStar Program
Bright By TextSustainable Food Center
BCBSTodos Juntos Learning Center
Camp Fire Central TexasWIC
Cap MetroWorkforce Solutions
Central Texas Food Bank

Woman standing in an outdoor event

Have questions about participating in the next Family Resource Fair? Contact Stephanie Gatica at

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