Salvation Army gifts shopping spree to children ahead of school year

Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 5:39 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Some kids in the area are going to have a new wardrobe for the upcoming school year. Thanks to the Salvation Army of Bryan-College Station 30 kids got a chance to shop at Walmart for some new clothes and shoes.

The Salvation Army gave each child $100 to spend throughout the store. They also got to leave with a new backpack.

Heather Bessera and her family were participants in this year’s shopping spree. Because Bessera has three kids she got $300 to spend at Walmart.

“They got shoes, socks, underwear, clothes, shirts, pants, everything,” says Bessera.

This event has been happening for the past 13 years. Salvation Army Women’s Auxilary President-Elect Sheila Fields says this event is as important as it’s ever been as the cost of items rises due to inflation.

“Even those that may not be considered needy that really need extra help, they’re also struggling. Everyone is struggling with the prices now,” says Fields.

Everyone that was able to participate in the shopping spree is a part of the Salvation Army’s youth programs. If you would like more information or sign your child up you can call the Salvation Army’s front office at (979)-361-0618.

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