Members of the Junior League of Tallahassee invited 150 local children to shop for back-to-school essentials through the 24th annual Kids’ Boutique shopping event on Sunday.
In partnership with Kohl’s, JLT welcomed students and their families to a socially-distanced shopping experience.
This signature event not only meets children’s basic clothing needs, but also provides a sense of self-esteem and pride to kick-start the 2020 school year on the right foot.
Amid COVID-19 concerns, JLT took all necessary precautions to ensure the safety of our participating families and volunteers.
Volunteers, children and guardians were asked a series of health related questions and had their temperatures taken before participating in the event to ensure local ordinances and CDC guidelines were met. Free gloves, masks and hand sanitizer were readily available.
“I am proud of our volunteers' commitment to serve our community, particularly now when the need is so great,” said JLT President, Samantha Sexton. “Our team of leaders worked around the clock to ensure safety provisions and accommodations were in place to fulfill our commitment to assist children and their families.”
JLT worked directly with guidance counselors in Leon County elementary schools to identify children who were in need of essential school items.
Through the generosity of their donors - Walmart, Premier Fine Homes, Xcellence Realty, Strategos, Brett Thompson and Jamie Wright - JLT was able to offer this assistance to children in our community.
JLT says their partners at Walmart donated the 150 backpacks and school supplies to all participating children.
In total, nearly $18,000 was injected into our local economy through the 2020 Kids’ Boutique event.
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