FORT SMITH (KFSM) - Kids around the area will soon be headed back to school, but buying the necessary school supplies can be a challenge for some families. Academy Sports and Outdoors wants to help out kids and families in Fort Smith on Thursday (July 28).
A special group of children at the Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club will have a chance to get a jump start on their back to school shopping. Kids will have a $100 gift card to spend on anything they would like to have such as backpacks, clothing, and shoes.
The company wants to provide this donation for kids and families that need help the most because their families might need some financial help. However, with this opportunity kids get a chance to go back to the classroom with an extra boost of confidence. "When a family has to buy school supplies and clothes this can be a huge help," said Jason Morland with Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club.
Kids will be roaming the store at 3:00 this afternoon. This is the fourth year that the organization has teamed up with Academy Sports and Outdoors for this event.