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J.C. Penney works with YMCA to help kids heading back to school

J.C. Penney and YMCA are working to make sure students have some essential items for back-to-school. (Source: WALB) J.C. Penney and YMCA are working to make sure students have some essential items for back-to-school. (Source: WALB)
From August 1 through August 15, for every pack of kids socks or underwear sold, J.C. Penny will donate a backpack to the YMCA. (Source: WALB) From August 1 through August 15, for every pack of kids socks or underwear sold, J.C. Penny will donate a backpack to the YMCA. (Source: WALB)
Support Department Supervisor Yolanda Wooden-Mitchell (Source: WALB) Support Department Supervisor Yolanda Wooden-Mitchell (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

As kids head back to school J.C. Penny is working with the YMCA to help make sure they have some essentials.

On Thursday, dozens of students got free backpacks.

J.C. Penney employees said this is a chance for them to give back to the community they live and work in. 

From August 1 through August 15, for every pack of kids socks or underwear sold, J.C. Penny will donate a backpack to the YMCA.

"We are trying to do our part and for those kids who can't necessarily get a backpack, we are giving some out today. So we are going to give all the kids a backpack, socks, and even sunscreen," said Support Department Supervisor Yolanda Wooden-Mitchell.

The first day of class for Dougherty County students is August the 1.

MORE: School start dates for SWGA 2017-2018

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