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August 19, 2009 > More than just back-to-school shopping

More than just back-to-school shopping

By Meenu Gupta
Photos By Courtesy of Dennis Knight

The school bell will soon ring in a new school year. Milpitas Kiwanis Club helped prepare more than 80 underprivileged children on a shopping spree for school clothes and accessories.

The Club consists of a group of 14 dedicated Milpitas residents who work hard to improve the world, one child and one community at a time.

"The event went very well. Kohl's stepped up and met the challenge and hosted a shopping spree for the first time. They did an excellent job," said Dennis Knight, Milpitas Club Secretary. "They had over 20 of their store employees donate more than 60 hours of time to help put on this event."

The event was attended by representatives from the City Attorney's Office, Vice-Mayor Pete McHugh, the Milpitas Police Department, Commander Charlotte Pang and members of the Milpitas Fire Department.

The chaperone volunteers consisted of caring members of the community and a great number of Milpitas High School Key Club members. The Key Club is the high-school version of the "Junior Kiwanis" and is sponsored by the Milpitas Kiwanis.

Event sponsors included Kohl's, Nob Hill Foods, Starbucks at the Great Mall, Christy's Donuts and Hobee's Restaurant.

"Backpacks full of school supplies will also be provided when the children return to school," said Knight.

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