Tucson Salvation Army helps kids get ready for school

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- It's almost back to school time and Tuesday the local Salvation Army helped dozens of Tucson students get ready for a new year.

125 kids in need got to go shopping for free at a north-side target store, picking out new clothing and shoes for school with assistance from an agency volunteer.

"It's really important for these kids because they have other siblings and never had anything new, so it's really empowering for them and want to make sure they get off on the right foot for the school year," said Tamara McElwee with the Salvation Army.

There was a $100 limit, but generally if the kids went over, their shopping buddy would pick up the extra charges.