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Back to School with the Salvation Army

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Trying on Shoes at Target, thanks to the Salvation Army Courtesy Salvation Army

Each year the Salvation Army takes 12,000 homeless boys and girls nationwide to Target to pick out school clothes for the year. The rules are simple: each student gets an $80 gift certificate for the store and--as long as it's appropriate--they can pick out whatever they want, especially that pair of jeans they've been craving. Mom and dad are *required* to sit this one out. KPCC's Brian Watt headed out to the Fox Hills Mall in Culver City to speak with one young resident of the Westwood Transitional Village.

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