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Children staying at shelter receive back to school supplies

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Posted at 8:29 PM, Aug 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-24 23:57:08-04

SALT LAKE CITY – There were more than 100 happy kids at the Road Home Shelter in Salt Lake City Thursday as donated school supplies were distributed.

The Road Home Apple Tree Program works with customers at stores like Old Navy and Staples to fulfill the back to school needs of children who are homeless.

Clothes and backpacks are among the items parents struggle to afford, and event organizers said the campaign is a way to help kids get the things they need. Event organizers said donors were so generous this year that each child received two pairs of shoes along with other items.

See the video above for interviews with event organizers as well as some of those who benefited from the event.

For more information about The Road Home, visit their website.