ATLANTA — Vickie Brown’s kids wanted new footwear for college. So she went to the shop and was stunned.
“It is a shock. It is like, wow,” Vickie mentioned.
The unhealthy sort of wow. The one when costs are too excessive. That is why he got here to All Saints Episcopal Church in Midtown Atlanta.
Channel 2’s Berndt Petersen He spent a while on the church to see how they’re serving to households in want.
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“We make kids’s clothes all year long. However proper now the back-to-school state of affairs is uncontrolled,” mentioned Lori Guarisco of the church.
Guarisco has organized a collection of particular occasions the place households referred by native social employee businesses may select garments and faculty uniforms freed from cost.
“I thank God for the assist as a result of it’s extremely tough right here proper now,” Denise Pittman mentioned.
Denise’s kids, Brandon, eight, and Bree Bree, four, acquired footwear, socks, shirts, and pants. There was additionally a handbag, a Christmas story e-book and a few Legos.
“I like Legos. I’ve lots of Legos at residence,” Brandon mentioned.
Church administrators say the necessity for college garments has by no means been higher as a result of costs have by no means been greater. An increasing number of folks can’t afford it and faculty garments will all the time be a necessity as kids proceed to develop.
“It’s extremely good. I actually recognize it. Instances have been robust,” Vicki Brown mentioned.
Lori Guarisco says the church plans to increase the back-to-school clothes program for 2 extra weeks.
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