WHAT: The Elk Grove Optimist Club selected 100 students through Elk Grove Unified’s Student Support Centers and Foster Youth Services with a $150 value Back-to-School shopping spree at Kohl’s store in Elk Grove on Bruceville Road. Students in Kindergarten through fifth grades who are in need of support look forward to going through the aisles and selecting items he or she may need to be better prepared for the upcoming school year. This year, Superintendent Christopher R. Hoffman looks forward to attend the shopping spree to meet and assist students during their shopping adventure discuss the upcoming school year over a pancake breakfast.
Now in its 25th year, Elk Grove Optimist’s Child Spree is made possible by the monetary and volunteer support from over 12 community partners and 100 volunteer chaperones. This year, the Elk Grove Optimist Club secured funding and in-kind services totaling $20,000. Because of the generous support from Kohl’s and other community partners, students will receive new clothes, shoes, a haircut, an eye exam, a backpack filled with school supplies and more! Students shop with a volunteer chaperone and enjoy breakfast and fun activities when their shopping is complete.
WHEN: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 5:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. PDT
WHERE: Kohl’s, 9650 Bruceville Road, Elk Grove, CA 95757
WHO: EGUSD students in Kindergarten through fifth grades who are in need of support will participate in the Back-to-School shopping spree. EGUSD Superintendent Christopher R. Hoffman will volunteer and shop with a student. Elk Grove Optimist Club, EGUSD Student Support Center staff, Kohl’s employees, and 100 volunteer chaperones will participate the day of the event along with many more vendors and community organization volunteers including: California Highway Patrol, Chick-fil-A Elk Grove Lions Club, Elk Grove Optomist Club, Elk Grove Police Department, Great Clips, Kohls, Paula Maita & Co., Safe Kids Greater Sacramento, Soroptimist of Elk Grove and UC Davis Trauma Prevention Program.
WHY: Organized by the Elk Grove Optimist Club, Child Spree 2018 at Kohl’s in Elk Grove provides 100 socio-economically disadvantaged students with a $150 shopping spree for new clothes, shoes, a back-pack filled with school supplies and more to start the 2018-2019 school year on the right foot! The Child Spree is supported and funded by donations and volunteer hours from Elk Grove businesses and over 12 charitable organizations.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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