Done-In-A-Day: Back to School Shopping Spree with The Salvation Army
Taking our new brand new Issue Area of Childhood Educational Readiness literally, members kicked-off the League year in late July by helping disadvantaged children entering Kindergarten – 12th grade shop for new clothes and shoes for back-to-school. Students were part of a program hosted by The Salvation Army and they took home backpacks with school supplies along with a little more confidence as they approach the new school year.
“Paloma and I had the joy of helping a cute 5 year old girl, getting ready to start kindergarten. She was very shy and it took a long time to figure out her pant size but after multiple trips to the fitting room we got her fully decked out to start school. We had her talking with us by the end of the shopping trip about her favorite movie, her brothers and sisters, and her favorite color. She was very excited about the dresses and the black and pink sneakers she picked out. To see the joy on her face as she starts school in clothes she was excited about wearing made our hearts full.”
“We had so much fun at the Salvation Army Back To School shopping Spree at JCPenney with our little lady! She’s all set for 3rd grade with her school uniform, some awesome light up shoes she picked out, and there even a fun outfit!” –Shaunna