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For underserved kids, the basics are never basic. Every day, many children go to school without basic needs like socks and underwear. When kids don’t have these items they often feel insecure, embarrassed, and don’t want to attend school.

Long-time national partner, JCPenney, has conducted research to better understand the essentials of families in need. One interesting insight they discovered is that more than one third of American parents say they worry about their child having enough socks and underwear, and 55 percent of children who did not have underwear and socks to wear, wanted to skip school or refused to go to school due to embarrassment.

This back-to-school season, Pair Up with JCPenney and the Y, to ensure all kids have what they need to succeed.Help us set kids up for success and raise awareness for our cause by making a donation focused on clothing basics. For each pack of kids' socks or underwear sold Aug. 1 - 15, JCPenney will donate a complimentary pack of socks or underwear to the Y. Donated clothing will be distributed to the YMCA of San Joaquin County. Additionally, Stockton’s JCPenney staff are having a drive to fill backpacks with school supplies to donate to YMCA participants.

Join us in helping kids and families in need reach their full potential. »Click here to learn more!

For more information contact Julia Verduzco at (209)292-8471 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it