Kids Get Clothes for School

Kids Get Clothes for School


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(KSL News) -- Students in need at Parkview Elementry recieved a welcome treat, a new outfit for school.

They got more than a new shirt, they recieved pants, socks, a parka and basically everything you'd need for a day of utah school.

The Assistance League of Salt Lake organized "Operation School Bell" to assist in donating clothes to 100 kids in this school, and about 5-thousand students in Salt Lake.

The program is a lot of work on the organizational end, but organizers say it's worth it.

Valerie Mercer, Pres., Salt Lake Chapter Assistance League: "We see their smiles, we hear their comments, we understand the impact --not just on them but their families-- the positive impact. It's hard not to smile."

The program's official kick-off is today, but it runs year round. Today starts the initial donation to kids, and that runs through November, but after that the Assistance League provides clothes for children in "emergency situations."

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