Shopping carts are continuing to be filled at the Ohio Valley Mall as residents take part in this years Belmont County Department of Job and Family Services School Clothing Program!
This year marks the largest commitment the department has ever made with over 700 thousand dollars going to help families in the county.
Not only is this program meaningful to members throughout the community, but its also one that can’t be found anywhere else in the state.
Executive Director, Ohio Job and Family Services Directors’ Association Joel Potts, said “There is nothing like this anywhere in the state by the way. I think this is the largest as far as the number of participants and the amount of money that they invest in the community.”
Each family who takes part receives 400 dollars for each child and then they have the chance to shop at over 20 stores.
They can buy things their kids need for school school such as: clothes, shoes and boots, coats, winter hats gloves scarves and belts.
If you didn’t have a chance to head out today, you haven’t missed your chance.
The program will continue through 7 tonight at the mall and then again tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m