Lodi Adopt-a-Child, Inc. (LAAC) has established Hope Outfitters, a program dedicated to identifying students in need and outfitting them with the basic necessities for success. It is the mission of Hope Outfitters to help provide a sense of hope for the future to students in Lodi. We hope to accomplish this through supporting school staff, providing clothing, jackets and backpacks to those students who are in need.
In August, we kicked off a pilot project with six Title 1 elementary schools in Lodi. Students in those schools who are identified by teachers or administrators as “in dire need”, will be provided clothing, jackets and/or backpacks by LAAC.
LAAC will review the program during this school year and may revise or expand the program based on the progress of the pilot program.