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Kids get back-to-school shopping spree


DECATUR -- "Back to School" shopping can be a stressful time for many families.

That's why the Target store in Decatur partnered with the Salvation Army Thursday morning.

Sixteen underprivileged students went on a back to school shopping spree.  Volunteers helped them pick out school supplies and clothes.

Organizers said school shopping can cost parents hundreds of dollars each year.

"It's a pretty long list, so if you're already struggling for whatever reason, back to school can be somewhat difficult for a family," said Salvation Army Captain Wesley Dalberg.

Kids had an $80 spending limit. Each child also received a free backpack.

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