Families are getting prepared for the start of a new school year, and some of them received a little help thanks to a local organization.

America's Promise in Amarillo held their ninth annual city wide Kidsfest.

Our very own Andy Justus and Jackie Kingston stopped by to hang out and read to some of the kids.

The event was free to the public and focused on the organization's five promises, caring adults, safe places, a healthy start, marketable skills and opportunities to serve.

Sammuel Foster "they give out stuff, like school supplies, and you don't have to pay for them at the store" 

Zykiah Harris says, "getting free stuff

Max  Darnell says, " the sandwiches, the ice cream sandwiches."

Immunizations were also available for the kids for a small fee.

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