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Shopping spree gets kids in need ready for school

A Stamford elementary school was transformed into a department store Sunday to help low-income families with their back-to-school needs. Nearly 150 elementary students participated in the shopping

News 12 Staff

Aug 10, 2015, 2:24 AM

Updated 3,239 days ago

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A Stamford elementary school was transformed into a department store Sunday to help low-income families with their back-to-school needs.
Nearly 150 elementary students participated in the shopping spree at the Davenport Ridge Elementary School. The school's gym was transformed into a department store for the day, where students mixed and matched outfits and filled their shopping bags with items for the upcoming school year.
Event co-chairs Meryl Japha and Jane Levine say everything was free.
Organizers say more than 100 volunteers made the event possible.
They say they hope to make it a yearly event.


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