Pursuing Academic Success Through Shopping
Through the sponsorship of Ellie and Michael Ziegler, 156 youth from the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCGS) Red Mountain and Lehi branches were taken on a back-to-school shopping spree at Kohl’s Desert Ridge on July 28.
This is the fifth consecutive year that the Zieglers have helped low-income families buy new school clothes, shoes and supplies. Kohl’s Desert Ridge also helped to stretch the money by offering a 20 percent discount.
This year, BGCGS partnered with Salt River Community Schools, which identified 57 additional youth in need. Each child shopped with a volunteer “shoperone” to purchase back-to-school essentials worth up to $120.
Over the last five years, the Zieglers have donated $500,000 to this effort.
|Club members were able to shop with members of various organizations.||Club members shopped at Kohl’s with volunteer chaperones.|
“To inject more excitement into our fifth year, we’ve streamlined the program to serve more then 710 children and teens during three high-energy ‘Prep Rallies’ featuring shopping, games, books, backpacks and special appearances by local sports personalities,” said Michael Ziegler, also in a news release.
For more information about the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale, visit www.bgcs.org.