Local event offers back-to-school shopping for a cause

Dreams Come True Foundation hosts 'Back to School Bash'

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – There's a way people can shop for a cause while making their kids look cute for class and helping children that are a part of the Dreams Come True Foundation.

Duval County students go back to school on August 15, meaning parents are probably already thinking about back to school clothes shopping.

Parents have the chance to help families in need by attending the back to school bash at Neptune Beach Courtyard on August 10 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The event was created to help make sure that no child is left behind, and so that the foundation can continue to grant the dreams of children who live in the area. Children like Rue, who along with her beloved puppy she received from the foundation, battled leukemia, or 10-year-old Savannah who has a congenital heart defect.

“From several treatments to pills every day, to not knowing what tomorrow is going to be, you see brave children and families,” senior manager of Dreams Come True Jacksonville Andrea Siracusa said. “It gives you a new perspective on life.”

Mermaid Coral Beth will be there reading "The Brave Mermaid" to the kids, and parents will be able to purchase clothes for their kids at a discount and proceeds will benefit the Dreams Come True Foundation.

“Kids can come out, do some arts and crafts and have fun,” professional mermaid/fashion stylist Beth Sullivan said.

Tickets are $10 for an adult and a child. Any additional people are $5.

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