On Friday, Aug. 23, students from seven Dallas ISD elementary schools celebrated a donation of uniforms to their schools by Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities and JCPenney with a pep rally-style event at Ellis Davis Field House.
Frederick Douglass Elementary, Julian T. Saldivar Elementary, David G. Burnet Elementary, Joseph J. Rhoads Elementary, J. P. Starks Elementary, Whitney M. Young Elementary, and Lee A. McShan Elementary School were among campuses that together received a total of 3,000 donated uniforms. To showcase the donations, students from each school modeled examples of the uniforms on a raised runway. They also carried signs declaring how many uniforms their particular schools received this year through the program.
This is the sixth year Smith Charities and other partners have supplied uniforms to Dallas ISD students, with the donation growing each year. At the Aug. 23 event, students received free dental screenings and books; and fresh food to take home donated by Albertsons/Tom Thumb. Volunteers from HKS spent the morning packing the food for the students to take home.