4th annual Clothesline Project handout this weekend
It's almost back to school for many students in Alaska and there's a community effort underway to make sure they head back into the classroom with the tools they need.
The Clothesline Project organized by the members of the Anchorage Cops For Community provides clothes, shoes and backpacks to kids and families who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford new school clothes and supplies.
If your child needs school clothes for the new year, this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., they will be passing out clothes at the Tikahtnu Commons near at the old Sports Authority store.
Organizers say they hope to help children return to school wearing clothes they can feel confident in.
"The school year is such an important time for kids to learn and grow to be the best they can be and to start the school year off right," said Clothesline Project organizer, APD Officer Mindy Mitchell. "A new wardrobe instills confidence in the kids to go out there and do well and have fun."
The event will have giveaways, food prizes.
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