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King George YMCA seeks volunteer shoppers

2007 photo by Peter Cihelka

photo by Peter Cihelka

The King George Family YMCA hopes to get volunteers to help 55 children shop for back-to-school clothes and supplies.

The YMCA’s Bright Beginnings program has collected enough money to help 55 children get ready for school with two fall outfits, a jacket, socks, underwear and a backpack filled with school supplies. There are 30 children on the waiting list.

Becoming a Bright Beginnings Shopping Buddy requires no more than a ready smile, less than three hours of  time and the desire to help a child. Individuals and small groups are welcome. The shopping date is Aug. 20, 5:30 p.m. at the Dahlgren WalMart.

If you’d like to sponsor a child to participate in the program, it costs $150 to help one child.

Contact Elizabeth Clark at the King George Family YMCA for more information at eclark@family-ymca.org or 540/775-9622, ext .3017.

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