COLUMBUS, Ga- Monday is the big day for Muscogee County students, and a local business owner is paying out of his own pocket to offer free uniforms to kids in need.
Thanks to The Clothes Connection and volunteers there, some Valley Area kids will start the year off with brand new uniforms they couldn’t otherwise afford. Owner William Rockemore says he understands what it’s like to start the school year off needing new clothes. He wants to help kids in the same situation have a fresh start come Monday morning.
“This drive is not for the have’s, it’s for the have-not’s, so that the kids from the have-not’s can go to school looking good. And they don’t have to go with a hole in their pants as I did a child,” says William Rockemore, owner of The Clothes Connection.
Rockemore says he purchased between eight to ten dozen uniforms to give away. He and his wife paid for them out of their profits from the store. In the past, he has given uniforms directly to schools to distribute to students, but this year decided to invite families in need to pick up the uniforms at his store.
The Clothes Connection will be giving away more uniforms this Saturday between 10 am and 2 pm. They do request that kids be present with parents when the uniforms are picked up.