*This information was initially posted by the Back to School Shop.

On Sunday, July 31, 2016 at Davenport Ridge Elementary School in Stamford, The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, along with other local agencies including Domus Kids, Stamford Department of Health and Human Services, Hanna & Mazer Dental Group, Ferguson Library, Connecticut Legal Services, and The Stamford Fire Department will be present at the Back to School Shop.

The Back to School Shop is a community event organized to provide new school clothes and supplies to economically disadvantaged elementary school children. Over 200¬†youth from kindergarten through fifth grade, who have been identified by elementary school social workers in the Stamford Public School System, will be able to select their own brand new school items in a department store environment created just for them. This represents nearly a 70% increase in children served from the previous year’s event. Over 50% of Stamford students are considered economically disadvantaged and many return to school each year without basic clothing and school supplies.

This one-day event will run from 10:00am to 3:00pm, and children will get to select one new outfit including a shirt, pants sneakers, socks, underwear, winter jacket, hat and gloves, along with a new backpack filled with school supplies and books at no charge.

Click here for more information about the Back to School Shop.