The Davis Salvation Army Committee would like to thank the 78 volunteers who donated their time to the annual Child Spree. The volunteers chaperoned 78 Davis school children as they shopped for school clothes at JC Penney on Saturday, Aug. 16. JC Penney opened its doors at 7:30 a.m. to allow shopping without other customers in the store. JCP also provided an additional $15-off certificate to each shopper.
We would like to thank Rochelle Gardner, manager of JCP, and her staff for their time and effort. Thank you to Inessa Snyder, Davis Resource Center; Donna Stephens, Montgomery Elementary; and Ellen Shields, Patwin Elementary; for their assistance in facilitating the applications of each child.
Thank you to Nugget Market on Covell in Davis for providing bagels and cream cheese and Starbucks near Sutter Davis Hospital for providing coffee.
I big thank-you to Davis Waste Removal and the Rebekahs for providing additional funding for the teenage shoppers. The Rebekahs also provided the school supplies for each child.
Funding for this event was from donations collected during the Salvation Army bell-ringing drive. We have started planning for this year’s holiday bell-ringing. If you would like to support the Davis Salvation Army by ringing the bell or giving a donation, please email Toni at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lindsay Smith and Toni Smith
for the Davis Salvation Army Committee