PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Montgomery County District Attorney’s office is dressing down to help kids in need in the Norristown School District dress up.

For the past year, casual Fridays cost a dollar a week for the people who work in the district attorney’s office. They raised about $1,500 which was donated this past week to the Norristown School District.

District Attorney Risa Ferman says her employees wanted to donate the money where it would directly benefit the kids, “…not to an organization with administrative costs, not for programming or public relations or anything else. They wanted to know that every dollar, every single dollar went to a child in need.”

School administrators will use the money to help children who might need a pair of shoes, maybe a backpack or even new glasses.

Ferman says the success of the program has motivated her office to continue dressing down once a week to help the community.

Reported By Brad Segall, KYW Newsradio.

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