On Saturday, July 15, 2017, The Salvation Army will team up with JCPenney El Con Mall to host Back To School Child Spree, a highly anticipated, annual, back-to-school shopping program for disadvantaged children in Tucson. This year’s event will host 125 less-fortunate children, ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade. Each child will receive a $100 gift card for new clothing and shoes at JCPenney as well as a new backpack filled with goodies and school supplies.
We’re seeking select community volunteers, social service organizations, and caring citizens to donate their time with the children as they shop and help them with good buying decisions.
There is no greater sight than to see the joy on a child’s face as he/she shops for a much-needed pair of shoes, pants, or dress. Many of this program’s youth have also never had new clothing or school supplies, so this is a special and memorable treat for them. This rewarding event also helps to build self-confidence for these children, and gets their school year off to a positive start.