Students Take Part in Target Shopping Spree

More than a dozen Wichita Falls students took part in a free back-to-school shopping spree.

Seventeen kindergarten through 12th grade students were selected by the Salvation Army for the special spree.

Each was given an $80 Target gift card, which they used to buy paper, pencils and other school supplies.

"It's the difference between having things that they wouldn't get cause all their mother's,

actually, the two older kids are raised by their grandmother and she really has a tough time so it will be appreciated," says Sandra Taylor, who was shopping with her great granddaughters.

"So, we want to make sure that they have at least one set of clothes and all the supplies... everything new so that way they don't have to be embarrassed going to school on their first day," says Capt. Greg Shannon with the Salvation Army.

Each child was paired with a volunteer chaperone to help them keep track of their spending.

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