By  on August 2, 2019

The annual back-to-school ritual of stocking up on school supplies and buying the latest trendy clothes is beyond the reach of many underserved youth in the U.S. H&M and Glam4Good on Tuesday will host #GetSchooled, an event at the retailer’s Chicago flagship on Michigan Avenue, where free clothing essentials and fully filled backpacks will be distributed to 250 needy five- to 17-year-olds. They may be facing challenges such as homelessness, foster care or separation from their families, or could be victims of gun violence or the children of fallen heroes.

From 9 a.m. to noon, H&M’s Chicago flagship will be closed to the public to give the students a chance to shop for free. Last year’s b-t-s period saw H&M and Glam4Good provide fashion to 200 needy kids in New York at the retailer’s Fifth Avenue flagship.

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