Vista del Camino outfits nearly 500 Scottsdale kids for first day of school

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By Catherine Holland By Catherine Holland

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Some 500 Scottsdale students got much-needed back-to-school gear thanks to Vista del Camino's annual event.

Each year, eligible children in kindergarten through 12th grade are provided with two sets of new clothing, socks, underwear, a pair of shoes, a backpack and school supplies. The community donates items for the program.

3TV's Jill Galus talked to Eduardo Durazo about the back-to-school event.

"We want to give the school kids here a sense of pride on the first day of school," he said.

The Vista del Camino event, put on in conjunction with Concerned Citizens for Community Health (CCCH) and Police Officers of Scottsdale Association (POSA), continues Wednesday.

The Back to School program is one of Vista del Camino's many projects.

The organization was created to offer "a variety of services to Scottsdale residents to prevent homelessness, meet the basic needs of individuals and families in crisis, relieve economic and emotional stress and assist individuals to maintain self-sufficiency."