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Annual School Uniform Swap Set For July 14 at Eastlake High School

The annual School Uniform Swap, organized by the Lions Clubs and supported by SISD, returns to Eastlake High School this Saturday

The event, scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon July 14, allows parents who turn in slightly-worn clean uniforms to get a credit voucher to receive uniforms for their children for the upcoming school year.

Slightly-used uniforms can be turned in at various drop-off sites until noon July 13 for vouchers.

Shirts, T-shirts, pants, shorts, capris, skirts and skorts will be available in a variety of sizes at the uniform swap.

The first day of school in SISD is July 30.

Drop-off sites are:

National Self Storage, 10560 North Loop and 7620 North Loop

Liberty Tax, 700 N. Zaragoza Ste. AB

Xtreme Core Fitness, 125 N. Kenazo Ste. I

Elizabeth Correa Agency, 14200 Ashford

Progressive, 11930 Vista del Sol Ste. A

Rocky Mountain Radar, 6469 Doniphan

What:             2018 School Uniform Swap

Who:              Students, parents, educators, volunteers, community members, Lions Club

Where:           Eastlake High School, 13000 Emerald Pass.

When:             Saturday, July 14, 2018   8 a.m. to noon

7th Annual Uniform Swap helps Scores of Families

Starting from just one person’s idea, the Horizon City Lions Club’s School Uniform Swap once again helped scores of area families who otherwise would have had a difficult time getting their kids ready for school.

This year’s event was held in one of Eastlake High’s gyms, rather than the previous year’s location of the cafeteria. Over 10,000 uniforms were donated this year, as well as supplies, backpacks and more.

The uniform swap has grown exponentially since 2009, allowing the Lion’s Club and the volunteers to help more and more families each school year.

Businesses from in and around the High Desert brought their wares for display in the waiting area, as families made their way inside the giveaway area.  Once there, volunteers helped distribute the school supplies and made sure that each child had the uniforms they needed, in the correct sizes and colors.

In addition to the uniforms, local businesses also stepped up and donated supplies – or money that in turn allowed for the purchase of supplies – for all those who showed up for the giveaway.

One of the local business owners, Arleen Beard with State Farm Insurance, shared her reasons for helping with the annual event.

“Because I have been blessed by working in this community, which has provided so much for my family, that I want to pay it forward,” Beard said,  “plus I live in this community and I believe we should help out when we can.”

Last year, over 1000 families were helped by the giveaway, and this year’s total is expected to surpass that number.

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