Our annual “Back-to-School Shopping Spree” is a cooperative effort with local schools, service organizations, local community businesses, and Target. Each year, we mail out hundreds of applications to families of kids ages 5 to 12 in our community. We identify several dozen children who would most benefit from this program as they return back to school. These local students receive the opportunity to select school clothing and supplies on the generosity of the donations received. Target of Paso Robles, has been a partner host since Up With Kids was established.
Most exciting for the kids, we bring in the iconic RE/MAX hot air balloon and give them a free balloon ride on the morning of the shopping spree.