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CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI) – Sunday the National Council of Jewish Women in St. Louis gave back to the community by helping more than 1,300 local children prepare for the school year.

They gave students new clothes and school supplies.

The back to school store was held at the Temple of Israel where kids were given back packs, winter coats, shoes, pants, shirts and school supplies free of charge.

Organizers  say it's  is designed to get kids to school on the first day and aid children in staying in school all year long.

Fox 2’s Jasmine Huda served as one if this year’s honorary co-chairs.

Organizers say it’s important to create positive self-esteem and enthusiasm about the upcoming school year.

Each child was assigned an adult volunteer to help them shop for brand new clothing and supplies.

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