More than 450 kids who are enrolled in Bay County schools are homeless. And five years ago the rescue mission launced an annual campaign to lend a helping hand to kids who just want to go to school
'Klothes for Kids' has kicked off and the mission is off to a great start.
Reverend Billy Fox of the mission say just this morning he recieved hundreds of pieces of clothing when volunteers posted up at the Panama City Mall infront of Linens N Things Friday morning.
And with a little help from 92.5's radio host Dr. Shane and Newschannel 7's Tom Lewis, the group collected about $2,600 dollars Firday morning. That's more than $1,300 Fox had projected. And more than $1,600 than last year.
According to Fox it takes approxamitely $18 to outfit one child.
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Updated: 07/10/2012 - Panama City - School doesn't start for another several weeks, but a Panama City Rescue Mission program that helps students in need get ready for the new year is already busy getting families signed up. New this year, "Klothes for Kids" is doing on-site registration at places like Girls Inc. and the Boys and Girls Club. That makes it even easier for families to get the help they need.