As a mom of three, Kim Uy knows back-to-school shopping can be pricey.
"They grow out of things so quickly, it's a few months and they've outgrown their shows, or they're getting new pants," said Uy.
Just as the rush of back to school shopping begins, there may be a way you can save.
West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources offers a program to families in the state, offering vouchers to help pay for school clothes.
Participating stores, including Charleston Department Store, then accept those vouchers as cash for the back-to-school basics.
Employees in the Charleston Department Store say vouchers are making a difference. Last year, 81,000 children received clothing vouchers.
You apply for the vouchers online. There is a chart to let you know if you qualify.
You can find the chart, here: http://www.wvdhhr.org/bcf/family_assistance/sca.asp
If you qualify, you get $200 per child.
Moms we spoke with say that can make a big difference in helping a family's budget.
You have to apply by the end of July if you want vouchers for this school year.