Kim Williams, JCPenney store manager, also arranged for the students to get a haircut, photo and face painting during the early Sunday morning event. Each student was accompanied by a Rotary member or one of eight JCPenney department managers who volunteered to assist the Rotarians.
After shopping, each student was given a new, fully supplied backpack to start the school year.
Funds to pay for the $4,600 shopping spree were raised at the Alderwood Terrace Christmas Auction, and backpacks were donated by Lee Fitch, a club member. Additionally, some of the Rotarians covered the “must have” items that went over budget.
Alderwood Terrace Rotary Club meets Friday morning at 7 a.m. in the cafeteria at Swedish Edmonds Hospital.