Retailers, employees give back-to-school clothes to homeless kids

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SALT LAKE CITY -- More than 60 kids living in the Road Home shelter received a back-to-school surprise Thursday.

The kids got free pants, shirts, shoes and backpacks, all donated by local retailers and employees of Educators Mutual.

Some even got free haircuts to make sure they look their best as they head back to the classroom.

"The need this year is larger than it's ever been, but the public has stepped up and the response has been greater that it's ever been," said Christie Hawks with Educators Mutual.

There was such a good response to the program that each kid got three outfits to head back to school.


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