Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Belk and Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities Giveaway School Uniforms

Belk department stores is committed to making their local communities stronger in a number of ways, including providing educational assistance to students.
Volunteers from Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities and E Smith Realty Partners prepare their clothing station
This back-to-school season, Belk teamed up with one of their Dallas community partners, Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities, to provide free school uniforms to hundreds of Dallas ISD (DISD) students. Each year, many Dallas students are required to wear uniforms, but their families may not have the funds for this purchase.
Dr. Liliana Valadez, Miguel Solis (DISD)
On Thursday, August 7 more than 400 students from Onesimo Hernandez Elementary School received these required uniform items from Belk and Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities at no cost during the giveaway event.
Student and her mom excited to receive new school uniform   
The evening was full of buzz and excitement as the school’s gym was transformed into a back-to-school pop-up shop where students were able to receive shirts, blouses, pants, skirts, belts and socks.
Pat and Emmitt Smith
Pat and Emmitt Smith spoke to students and parents about the importance of education and staying in school, and Belk associates and event volunteers assisted the students in selecting their new uniforms. Snacks were provided and a live DJ made it a high-energy night to get ready for the new school year.
Beth Tran, Leslie Boysen, Ronelle Ianace, Nina Jones (Pat & Emmitt Smith Charities)
Special guests included Senator Royce West (Texas Senator, District 23), Dr. Liliana Valadez (DISD Executive Director, Division 3) and Miguel Solis (DISD Board of Trustees President).
Emmitt Smith, Jan Clevenger, Gary Siler, Jim Rose, Salem Boohaker (Belk), Dr. Liliana Valadez, Miguel Solis (DISD)

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