Return to Headlines

Families can donate, receive school clothes at uniform swap

2016 Annual School Uniform Swap Day1
2016 Annual School Uniform Swap Day1
2016 Annual School Uniform Swap Day3
Annual School Uniform Swap will be July 16
Uniform donations are being accepted now

The seventh annual Horizon City Lions Club’s annual School Uniform Swap, in partnership with the Socorro Independent School District, will be from 8 a.m. to noon July 16 at Eastlake High School.

The school uniform exchange event is open to SISD and the entire El Paso-area community and allows families to exchange their gently-used uniforms for other uniforms.

Parents, who turn in slightly-worn clean uniforms, get a credit voucher that allows them to receive uniforms for their children. There will be polo shirts, T-shirts, pants, shorts, capris, skirts and skorts. School supplies and backpacks also will be distributed.

The event will help about 1,000 children, said Linda Miner, event co-coordinator. Uniforms of all sizes and backpack donations from community members are welcomed.

“This event boosts the morale of the kids and relieves stress on the parents,” Miner said. “We will help about 1000 kids...walk-ins are welcomed but people with vouchers will have the priority.”

Uniforms can be turned in now for vouchers at selected National Self Storage sites, Immunize El Paso, Rocky Mountain Radar, and Laundry USA. Click here for a flyer with more information.

The first day of school for the SISD 2016-2017 school year is August 1.

Strategic Direction: Home, School, Community Partnerships