What? Provide much needed back-to-school clothing for local economically-disadvantaged children.  The children participating in the shopping spree will choose new school clothes of their choice, resulting from the partnership between United Way, Kohl’s, KSBY, Good Samaritan Shelter, volunteers and local businesses.

Why? One of United Way’s key areas of focus is on Education – Helping Children Prepare for Kindergarten, and Graduate High School on time reading at grade level. Many low-income families are struggling more than ever before.  Currently, those seeking assistance are the working poor, finding it ever more difficult to provide their children with proper school clothing which can hinder both attendance and successful learning.

How Are Children Good Samaritan Shelter will identify children from Northern Santa Barbara

Selected? County.

When? Sunday, July 24, 2011

Check In: 6:00 – 7:00 a.m.

Shopping: 7:00 – 9:00 a.m.

Where? Kohl’s

Santa Maria – 2501 S. Broadway

Donate! $100 per child is needed (contributions of any amount accepted).

Donate Online at: www.nsbuw.com/donate

This year’s goal is to serve at least 50 children!

Volunteer! Assist children while shopping and while checking out at the register.

For additional information, contact:

Sandy Soria, Director of Programs at NSBC United Way

(805) 922.0329 x105