Salvation Army Helps Kids With Back-To-School Shopping

Salvation Army Helps Kids With Back-To-School Shopping

CREATED Jul 18, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A local nonprofit helped nearly two dozen Nashville students with their back-to-school shopping ahead of the school year.

The children were randomly selected by the Salvation Army. The 23 kids were each given about $80 to buy whatever they needed at Target to head back to class.

"Look at my backpack I have and this is my backpack my mommy bought," 5-year-old Naomi Walker said.

"I'm not sure about the boys, if they're crazy for shopping for clothes, but I think for the most part they're happy to get some school clothes that they need," Major Ed Lee with the Salvation Army said.

The students are part of the transitional living program.

Over the past few years Target has awarded the Salvation Army more than $1-million d to help parents with the cost of school supplies.