A group of homeless students from Los Angeles got a reward Thursday for perfect school attendance under less than ideal circumstances.
Two-hundred-and-fifty homeless boys and girls were given free school supplies, including clothes, shoes and backpacks on a trip to Universal Studios Thursday.
They were given the supplies by hundreds of volunteer employees of Universal Studios in its "Universal Day of Giving," the 10th held by the company.
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"It's time, it's giving back, it's setting the example for other companies that you really need to give," said Dorothea Scattaglia, director of Director, Employee Services, Wellness & Community Relations at Universal Studios Hollywood.
The kids were told that they received the trip because they had perfect attendance -- which is true -- but they also share another trait: they're all considered homeless by the LAUSD.
13,000 LAUSD students are homeless, according to the district.
NBCUniversal is the parent company of both Universal Studios Hollywood and NBC4.