Ann Arbor – The Salvation Army and Walmart of Saline are joining forces to help kids succeed this year by providing back-to-school supplies to children in need. The “Stuff the Bus” event will take place from 8:30am – 6:30pm this Saturday, August 3rd.
“Stuff the Bus” is open to anyone who would like to donate new school supplies to children in need. Upon arrival, shoppers will receive a list of suggested gifts to help stuff the bus at the store. The Salvation Army will then distribute the school supplies to local children in need.
“The Salvation Army relies on the generosity of volunteers and community members to support local youth heading into the school year,” said Lt. Col. Ward Matthews, national spokesperson for The Salvation Army. “By donating school supplies, The Salvation Army and its supporters ease the financial burden parents experience leading into the school year and ensure our communities’ kids are equipped and ready.”
Walmart and The Salvation Army have collaborated for more than 30 years in an effort to meet local community needs. Supporters like Walmart help The Salvation Army serve more than 23 million Americans each year through a range of social services, helping them overcome poverty and economic hardships.
By providing school supplies to children in need, The Salvation Army will offer local students a boost of self-confidence and equip them with the materials needed to succeed in the school year. All donations made at the “Stuff the Bus” events will remain in Washtenaw County.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operations around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood