A back-to-school clothing store event is kicking off today, grab a complete outfit for $5

NOW: A back-to-school clothing store event is kicking off today, grab a complete outfit for $5

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- A South Bend community center is giving your family the chance to go on a back-to-school shopping spree without breaking the bank.

For just $5 dollars, a student will get at least one outfit from head to toe.

The best part is that every dollar spent is going back to the community/

The Monroe Circle Community Center on Western Avenue in South Bend is working to make the transition back into the classroom easier for students and families who may be facing financial struggles.

The facility’s director Will Myers says the back-to-school shopping season can be stressful and expensive, so the goal is to give parents one less thing to worry about.

“All of the unknowns that are out there, if we can help by taking away or at least helping one of those unknowns that parents might have, that’s what we are called to do,” Myers said.

Myers adds that clothing drives like this one aren’t as common as other supply giveaways, so he saw an area of opportunity.

The store is open today and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The second time window runs from 1-4 p.m.

Registration is already closed but walk-ins will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Organizers are expecting a high turnout and there are already plans to bring it back next year too

“We were called into the space of clothing, and we wanted to bring some dignity back to some of the parents that may be struggling to find school clothing for their kids coming back to school,” said Myers.

But, it wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of hundreds of volunteers.

More than 2-hundred volunteers from the #4Michiana group spent the weekend getting ready for the two-day event.

With a helping hand in mind, volunteers stocked up clothing rack after clothing rack.

You can spot filled up bins to the brim with undergarments and tables set up with pants, shoes and other items.

Monroe Circle Community Center brings volunteers together three times a year to host events like this and Myers says they are always looking for more people to help continue their mission.

Pre-registration for all the shopping windows today and tomorrow is already closed but walk-ins will be accepted until the clothing store is sold out.

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