Thank you to everyone who came out to volunteer at our in store shopping events at JC Penney and Target this October and November. This was our first year back since Covid began in 2020. Thanks to your help, with just seven events we were able to serve 1572 elementary Seattle public school students. They were ecstatic to purchase new clothes and shoes to help them feel successful for the year ahead. Each student was checked in at stores and given a $150 gift card to the respective store where they could pick out they needed. A huge thank you to Jill Navone and her book table. She spends so much time finding special books to meet each child’s reading level. Our wonderful Assisteens handed out books to each child and any siblings. They were amazing help! A heartfelt appreciation to all the volunteers that made this vision a reality. We couldn’t have done it without you all! We had such a positive response that we will be offering these events in the spring (March)…look to sign up at the beginning of 2024 via sign up genius.