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Hundreds of families show up for this year’s 7th annual Clothesline Project hosted by Cops for Community

Thousands turn out to this year's 7th annual Clothesline Project to help with back-to-school...
Thousands turn out to this year's 7th annual Clothesline Project to help with back-to-school needs.(KTUU)
Published: Aug. 14, 2021 at 5:29 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - School starts next week, and on Saturday Anchorage Police Department employees made sure every child had the opportunity to go back to school prepared.

Thousands lined up at Clark Middle School for the 7th annual Clothesline Project. The event was hosted by Cops for Community.

Families took their kids through the tent filled with clothes of all sizes to help with back-to-school clothing needs. Each family received two bags to fill with as many clothes, shoes and other items.

“It’s great. It really helps a lot, especially with, you know, people losing their jobs, and with COVID and not a lot of resources,” said Rachel Quinn who was there with one of her grandchildren.

The event also had a bouncy house, free helmets for the kids and hotdogs.

And if that wasn’t enough, they also had a tent set up to give free haircuts to those who wanted a trim.

“He got tired of grandma cutting his hair, so we thought, ok, we’ll get him a haircut,” said Quinn.

All this in hopes to help cut costs and give families more during the final weeks of back-to-school shopping.

Thousands turn out to this year's 7th annual Clothesline Project to help with back-to-school...
Thousands turn out to this year's 7th annual Clothesline Project to help with back-to-school needs.(KTUU)

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