“This year, once again, Assistance League volunteers had the privilege of personally shopping with 400 youngsters at Kohl’s stores in Livermore and Pleasanton,” said Barbara Campos, Public Relations Chairman for the Assistance League of Amador Valley. “Some of these students had never worn brand new clothes.
Children were able to walk through the store with a volunteer to select their own clothes, spending $125 to $150 each. The kids also enjoyed selecting a new toothbrush and tooth-care kit.
“The kids are fun to watch as their eyes light up when they see the right choice for them, knowing that they can take it off the shelf and bring it home with them,” Campos said. “This year one of the teenage volunteers from Granada High School in Livermore, who had received clothing through our program many years ago, returned to help the younger students shop.”
Nancy Carter, who co-chaired the program with Carol Sum, said, “One young boy mentioned that his sister needed more clothes than he did, so he offered to give some of his clothes money to her. There is often the impression that the Tri-Valley has no families struggling to make ends meet. Such is not the case.”
……..Read more of this article from The Independent, “Assistance League of Amador Valley Brightens School for Livermore Students” (Posted: November 21, 2019)