Underprivileged Fresno kids get school clothes shopping spree

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Dozens of Fresno Unified students got a wardrobe makeover this morning.

Dozens of Fresno Unified students got a wardrobe makeover this morning.

The East Fresno Kiwanis picked 75 kids in need for their annual back-to-school shopping event that started at 6:30 a.m.

The River Park Kohl's opened up early just for them, and the kids each got a budget to pick out new clothes.
"About $150 for each kid. We've been doing this for probably 15 years. That's one thing we do with East Fresno Kiwanis," said John Bland of east Fresno Kiwanis.

Kohl's also gives the kids an extra 20 percent discount on whatever they buy, so that $150 turns into almost $190 worth of clothes.

Their parents aren't allowed to shop with them, but volunteers helped the kids find what they wanted before the store opened to regular customers at 9 a.m.
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