JCPenney Back-to-School Shopping Spree
On Saturday, August 4, 2012, WVCS is partnering with JCPenney in Cupertino to allow local children the chance to shop for new back-to-school clothing.
Are you interested in volunteering? Volunteers are paired with each child, helping them choose which items they need and keeping track of how much they have spent. Click here for details.
What is the Back-to-School Shopping Spree?
According local school officials, a child who comes from a family where there is significant economic or emotional crisis tends to have major attendance issues in school. In addition, families who are already struggling with affording basic needs, face difficult choices such as having to compromise on rent, gas, food, etc. so their children can get the essentials needed for school success, like backpacks, school supplies and appropriate clothing. In our community, many families cannot afford new clothes for their school-aged children, which can hinder both attendance and successful learning.
Together through our Back-to-School Shopping Spree event, we can provide hundreds of families with these much needed back-to-school clothes. Families are selected through an application process during the summer and donations are collected from the community in order to provide each child with a $100 gift card. On the day of the event, these young people are paired with community volunteers who assist them in shopping for what they want most, sending them back-to-school with improved confidence and self esteem.
Since 2005, West Valley Community Services has provided this shopping spree opportunity to over 450 children. We would not be able to offer this event again without the support of our community partners and volunteers.
Where and When?
This year’s event is set for Saturday, August 4, 2012 at the JC Penney store at Vallco Shopping Center in Cupertino.
Volunteer Check In: 7:00 - 8:00 a.m.
Shopping: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
How Can I Help?
Become a Corporate Sponsor. Just fill out and return the Corporate Sponsor form.
Sponsor a Child
Donations in any amount are accepted. Each child that participates will receive a $100 shopping credit. Please click here for more information.
We need chaperones who will take the children throughout the store to help pick out their clothes. Volunteer opportunities for those who want to help but do not wish to shop with kids are also available. Please click here for more information.