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PANAMA CITY — The rescue mission clothed more than 700 of the area’s most vulnerable children during an annual back-to-school clothing campaign held the weekend of July 31 at the fairgrounds.

 

At the event, area citizens’ distributed donations valued at about $47,000. From school uniforms to play clothes and accessories, Klothes for Kids, a three-month long campaign, benefitted hundreds of children in need.

 

Results from July 31 and Aug. 1 distribution event are as follows:

 

  • 721 children were served
  • 773 new shirts were given, valued at $6,184
  • 1,870 used shirts were given, valued at $5,610
  • 457 new pants were given, valued at $6,855
  • 1,991 used pants were given, valued at $13,937
  • 314 pairs of new shoes were given, valued at $3,768
  • 347 pairs of used shoes were given, valued at $1,735
  • 2,856 belts, socks and underwear were given, valued at $8,568

 

Finally, Panama City Rescue Mission staff is thankful for the support of the many sponsors and volunteers that helped to make this ministry one of its most successful ministries.

 

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