Ready to Learn Fair

Ready to Learn Fair

The 21st annual Ready to Learn Fair will be held on August 21, 2021 and will mark 21 years of providing back-to-school essentials for Anacortes families who need a little extra help. Last year, due to pandemic restrictions, we invited at-risk families to drive through the AHS parking lot to receive a new FREE backpack full of supplies tailored to their child(ren)’s specific year in school (K-12). With the support of many Anacortes seamstresses, we also provided reusable cloth masks to all students.

We need your help this year

This year, many more Anacortes families are suffering from the economic impact of COVID-19 and the need will be much greater for the 2021-22 school year.

For just under $30 each, ASF provides students with a new backpack and an assortment of necessary, grade level appropriate school supplies. To meet this year’s critical needs, over $18,000 and the support of many volunteers will be needed to make the 2021 Ready to Learn Fair a success. We invite you to support this important effort in any way you can.


Ready to Learn 2021:

Saturday, August 21, 2021

For the most current Ready to Learn Fair updates, check out the Facebook Event page. Registration will be open for the fair on August 1st.

Calling all volunteers!

The annual Ready to Learn Fair has been an essential service for Anacortes students for over 20 years and it wouldn't be possible without our amazing volunteers! We would love to have YOUR HELP at this year's event and we have plenty of options at various stations for you to pick from.


2020 Ready to Learn Fair was made possible in part by our generous sponsors.

Kiwanis Sunrisers Heritage Bank Mt. Erie PTA Fidalgo Island Rotary Raise the Paddle Marathon Christ Episcopal Church Banner Bank Transpac Marinas Anacortes Rotary Samish Nation AMS PTSA Christ the King Church Kiwanis Noon