West Knoxville church spends weekend preparing kids for school

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Freedom House Church of God is making sure students are prepared for their first day of the new school year.

Hairdressers from the congregation offered free haircuts to more than 200 children Friday and Saturday. They also gave out clothes, toys, and books.

"I think anything that we can do to help minimize those expenses is a blessing," says Karen Haire.

The church gave out 160 backpacks fulls of school supplies and 300 hot dog lunches Sunday afternoon at the Montgomery Village Boys & Girls Club.

"We understand the deal that many are not able to supply for their own need. Knoxville is a great place to get help, we know that," says Associate Pastor John Unthank.

Hairdressers also pulled out their scissors and offered more haircuts.

All the school materials were made possible by community donations.


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