Hundreds of New Milford-area children were the beneficiaries recently as the United Way conducted its annual Back to School clothing drive.

The program culminated Aug. 19 with youths and their families receiving brand-new clothing, backpacks and other school necessities during an upbeat three-hour session at 25 Church St. in New Milford.

On hand to help the kids in addition to United Way staff were about 20 high school students serving as volunteers for the day.