Julie Bragg helps out local mom with back to school shopping

Posted at 12:01 AM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 01:53:25-04

RICHMOND, Va. – Back-to-school shopping can be stressful for some parents as the costs for clothing, shoes, notebooks, and backpacks can quickly add up.

So CBS 6 Anchor Julie Bragg, with the help of Union Bank and Trust, helped out a local mom stocking up on supplies in a back-to-school edition of CBS 6 Gives.

Julie went to a local Wal-Mart and surprised the Marshall family during Back-to-School tax-free weekend.

“We knew a lot of people would be school shopping so we came out here to find someone and pick up the tab for their school supplies,” Julie said to Ms. Marshall.

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“That’s awesome. Wow. Yay… Merry Christmas to me,” the mother said with a smile.

“What will this mean for you for us to pick up this tab? What will you be able to do with this money?” Julie asked.

The mother of two middle-schoolers said she already has a good idea.

“We’re going to the beach so I’ll spend it there,” she added.

"The only thing that we ask is that in some way, you pay it forward and do something nice for somebody else down the line" said Julie.

"No problem. Very good," said Ms. Marshall.