BOZEMAN – On Saturday, the Salvation Army gave out $6,000 worth of school clothes for families in need.
Each year, the Salvation Army uses some of the money raised from the Christmas kettle coin collection to help families that do not have enough money to buy new clothes and shoes for when children are starting up school again.
The Salvation Army usually gives out $100 vouchers to 30 kids, but last week they got an extra $3000 donation and were able to help an extra 30 kids.
“These were kids that were on the waiting list, these are kids that may or may not have been able to get clothing and they are here and they are going to get it and it is just awesome,” said Salvation Army Officer Peter Oliver. “Parents are extremely happy. A lot of stress off their shoulders. Kids are going to school with new clothes, with new shoes and they feel good about themselves and that is what it is all about.”
The children who receive the vouchers are chosen through an application process.