WARSAW — There is still time to participate in the “Stuff the Bus” campaign today at Walmart, 2501 Walton Blvd., Warsaw. Volunteers with The Salvation Army will be at the Home and Pharmacy door to accept donations until 6:30 p.m. today, Saturday, Aug. 3.
As part of a nationwide effort, the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event in Warsaw is one of nearly 3,000 similar events taking place at Walmart stores across the country. In-store shoppers will receive lists of supplies needed, and all they have to do to participate is purchase and drop off the requested items at The Salvation Army collection bins located at the front of each store.
The list includes No. 2 pencils, backpacks ballpoint pens, calculators, cleaning wipes, colored pencils and markers, composition books, construction papers, dry erase markers, crayons, erasers, flash cards, glue sticks, highlighters, index cards, lined paper, paint sets, pencil sharpeners, planners, pocket folders, Post It notes, rulers, safety scissors, spiral notebooks, three-ring binders, theme ring binders, thumb drives, washable markers, and more.
“We hope to help 250 students this year who are identified by local schools or referrals from other organizations with school supplies and shoes,” noted Ken Locke, Corps Administrator. “Volunteers will be on hand at the Home & Pharmacy door to accept donations. Our Women’s Auxiliary has raised funds for years for this effort and we appreciate Walmart partnering with us to help students in need.”
Donations of supplies and monies may also be brought to The Salvation Army office at 501 E Arthur Street, Warsaw which is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. For more information go to www.sawarsaw.org
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 hardship.