Matanky Realty Group, with Back of the Yard Neighborhood Council, handed out 1,000 backpacks to local students at annual event.

Matanky Realty Group today celebrates the success of its annual Bishop Plaza Back to School Fair. The event, hosted with the Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC,) provides the Back of the Yards community with backpacks, school supplies and other free resources that the public needs in preparation for the coming year ahead.

The event, held August 23, from 12 – 8 p.m. brought in over 1,200 people who eagerly lined up to receive backpacks stuffed with school supplies. By the end of the event, 1,000 backpacks were given to preschool to middle school-aged children. Attendees received flu shots, health fair materials and haircuts while the students celebrated the end of summer with a concert and dance hosted by BYNC Ballet Folklorico, bounce houses, face painting and plenty of food.

“Everything we do is focused on bettering the communities in which we serve,” said James Matanky, CEO of Matanky Realty Group. “These events allow both our employees and our company to give back.”

This is the 10th year that BYNC has hosted this fair, and the 3rd year that Matanky Realty Group has co-sponsored the event at Bishop Plaza.

For more information, and to see photos from the event, visit Matanky’s Facebook page.