Monday, August 3, 2015

$100 Shopping Spree for Underprivileged Kids

More often than not, I can find shards of light from my Facebook page when friends and associates post their most recent events, like this one posted yesterday by a friend: 

At 5:00 a.m. this morning, had to get up from that comfy bed of mine to help out with United Way's Kidspree in Paso Robles.

I was joined by hubby and my visiting mom, who helped with translating Spanish to English. The program asks volunteers, who were previously fingerprinted and cleared, to assist underprivileged children on a $100 shopping spree.

The children, along with an assigned volunteer, enter the store prior to opening to the public, and selects what they need for their upcoming school year, from clothing, shoes, backpacks, anything in the store. My first teenage girl and I saved over $140 on her purchases by ensuring that we stayed with sale items and with the benefit of a 20% off everything coupon. Her total sales was $107.00 and the Kohl's manager kindly 'forgave' the $7 overage. She was sooooo happy with her 2 sets of jeans, 2 shirts, a $90 backpack for $19.99, 4 t-shirts, and a little jacket.

After their shopping spree, the children and their families were provided a nice breakfast (provided by the Paso Optimist Club).

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