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Community volunteers help children shine



Before stepping back into the classroom this year, children from Mills Home in Thomasville stepped into the spotlight for the annual fashion show Hope in Style on August 26.

Community friends, including event lead sponsors Belk and Vanguard Ministries, joined together to raise funds for the boys’ and girls’ daily care and provide them the new back-to-school outfits they modeled at the event.

“I can’t tell you how much fun it is for our store employees to do this for the children,” said Laura Danclovic, manager of Belk at Friendly Center in Greensboro. “It’s such a privilege.”

In the days prior to the event, Danclovic invited the children to shop for new clothes with the help of volunteers. Belk provided the outfits free of charge.

Ciara picked out new jeans, boots and a stylish kimono topper. As much as she enjoyed shopping, the relationships she built with those who helped her meant even more.