13 Kids Go On Back To School Shopping Spree at Target
Many kids look forward to shopping for their news school clothes and supplies to start the new school year. But for others, some aren't so lucky.
Target partnered with the salvation army to give 13 kids a shopping spree today.
Our Lauren Kendrick was there and has that story.
"Target is providing school supplies for 13 of our kids in the community and that is very very helpful."
Major Leonel Ortiz with the salvation army says this is a partnership that happens every year. The kids are selected on the basis of their needs.
"We know these parents are in need and I'm just satisfied that the children and the parents will be relieved of some of the pressure they had."
School supplies can be costly especially for those parents with more than one child. That's why target gave these kids gift cards worth $80 each.
"Not only do we support them going back to school, but actually helping them choose their school supplies.
Human Resource Executive Yuri Robles says this brings a smile to her face.
"Of course. It's just self fulfillment for myself and very proud that we can help them."
"I'm going to get my stuff to go to school." "I feel excited and happy."
Six year old Kia Gonzalez is just like any other girl who loves shopping. She showed me what all she was buying.
Like little Kia, eleven year old Mark Cantu was also excited about his shopping spree. He shopped until he dropped.
"I kind of feel tired right there when I go around and around."
These 13 kids will start the new school year a little more prepared with new school uniforms and backpacks full of supplies.