Kids In Davis County Get Back-To-School Shopping Spree

Aug 2, 2019, 11:47 AM | Updated: 11:49 am

LAYTON, Utah – Hundreds of Utah kids in Davis County went on a shopping spree Friday at the Kohl’s in Layton

The event was made possible thanks to the Davis Education Foundation, community donations, Kohl’s and countless volunteers.

The children were excited to shop for new clothes, choosing what they loved and trying things on. The spree also helped boost the kids’ confidence and help with the first-day jitters.

That good feeling gave Danichia Adekai a reason to twirl in her brand-new shirt.

“It makes me happy and proud,” she said.

Students K-6 in the Davis County School District start school Aug. 20. Each student received a gift card from Kohl’s in Layton, purchased by the Davis Education Foundation using numerous donations from around the community. The students also received a 20% discount, so they could get more bang for their buck on much needed items like shoes, shirts, pants and other basics.

Each student was paired with adult volunteers to take them shopping, and it’s been an experience Danichia said she will never forget.

“This is my first year, and I had the luck of the draw ,” said Davis School District volunteer Julie Tanner. “I got Denicia, and she is extremely an bright, happy helpful child. She’s been helping me add up the math.”

After finishing up their shopping, the kids then chose a backpack filled with some much-needed supplies to start their school year off fully prepared.

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