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Glide associates with big retailer to convey holiday break buying spree to Tenderloin little ones

Nala Barker acquired a reward bag loaded with garments and accessories of her alternative as component of Glide Foundation’s holiday buying spree.

Previous Navy donated present cards to 100 young children ages, 5 to 11, from reduced money people to purchase store merchandise. 

“It basically suggests a ton to me.  I have the income to commit to acquire a little something so my mothers and fathers really don’t have to invest in clothes for me,” stated 10-yr-old 
Sergio Hernandez claimed on Thursday.

The children mentioned they appreciate becoming able to pick what they want.

“My preferred issue is shoes. I seriously like shoes, ” explained Dwaine Santana.  

When questioned why he likes footwear, the 8-yr-aged replied: “It is just my individuality.” 

In yrs earlier, the youngsters have been able to shop in-man or woman  at the Outdated Navy flagship keep downtown and opt for $100 really worth of merchandise devoid of enter from their parents. 

But considering that the pandemic, the kids were being specified present playing cards to buy on the internet and select up their things at the keep. 

But Thursday’s rain ed organizers to make a final minute modify. 

Old Navy delivered purchasing luggage filled with products to Glide’s Relatives Youth and Childcare Heart positioned in the Tenderloin, the neighborhood in which the youngsters live or attend faculty.

The kids took the pivot in designs in stride.

“If we went, the rain could have like could have gotten us soaking damp and we didn’t want that,” said Sergio.

This is the eighth calendar year Glide has partnered with Aged Navy.

Organizers explained the system has survived the pandemic and the rain was only a minor glitch.

“Regardless of what they will need for the holidays.  We believe little ones require the joys of present and the holiday spirit,” said Lanie Igtanloc, director of Glide’s Household, Youth and Childcare Center.

The young children explained they are going to help you save some things for Xmas but there are some merchandise they use suitable absent.

“I search forward to wearing them and likely exterior to perform,” mentioned Nala.

The software director mentioned the hope is that next calendar year, the young children will be able to go to the Previous Navy keep in particular person, store for their items and acquire them the exact working day.

Amber Lee is a reporter with KTVU. Email Amber at [email protected] or textual content/go away message at 510-599-3922. Stick to her on Fb @AmberKTVU,  Instagram @AmberKTVU  or Twitter @AmberKTVU