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  • Pima County to host resource fair March 5 at Freedom Park

    Feb 23, 2022 | Read More News
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     The March 5 resource fair will feature games for children, raffles and giveaways.
    Pima County’s Community & Workforce Development Department will host a resource fair on Saturday, March 5, offering guidance on everything from job training and preschools to utility and rental assistance.

    The Pima County Cares Resource Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Freedom Park, 5000 E. 29th St. The event is free and open to the public.

    Representatives from several County departments — including Health; Community Assistance; youth and veterans programs; County Attorney; and the Public Library — will be on hand to offer advice on how to access their services.

    There will also be about two dozen nonprofits and community organizations in attendance, including the YWCA of Southern Arizona, Child & Family Resources, the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, La Frontera and the University of Arizona.

    “We will have something for everyone at the resource fair. Families are welcome,” said Jennifer Eckstrom, Pima County’s community and faith-based coordinator who is helping organize the event. “We know that COVID has created a lot of need in the community. We hope that by bringing all these community partners together that we are helping bridge a gap.”

    The resource fair will feature games for children, raffles and giveaways. Organizers also will offer free COVID-19 vaccines and light snacks.

    “The Pima County One-Stop is hosting this resource fair because sometimes the 8 to 5 work hours aren’t accessible for everyone,” Eckstrom said. “By holding this event on the weekend, we are able to help more people.

    “If someone has a problem or needs something, we probably have an answer.”

    Fair attendees are encouraged to follow COVID-19 safety protocols, including wearing a mask and social distancing when possible.