School uniforms donated by Belk. Photo: Lisa Miller Parents and kids are shopping for school clothes. For many Charlotte-Mecklenburg School students it's not much of a choice. About a third of CMS schools require kids to wear uniforms like a solid color shirt and khakis. Most of them have lots of students from low-income families. Regina Boyd is the principal of Winterfield Elementary school on Charlotte's east side. "It's actually a strategy for us to balance the playing field and take that stress off of, 'What am I going to buy for my children? What are they going to wear everyday?" says Boyd. She also says it's a good way to reach out to groups to help schools like Winterfield. She says it's easier to ask for a uniform than jeans and t-shirts. This year Winterfield is one of several schools in the Charlotte area to receive a couple hundred new uniforms from Belk. The company is donating about 3,300 uniforms to schools in Mecklenburg, Cabarrus and Union counties.
Belk Donates Uniforms To Several Charlotte Area Schools
By Lisa Miller • Aug 24, 2012