WARSAW – Salvation Army is working with Walmart to collect school supplies for local children during the annual Stuff the Bus event on Friday, August 6, to Sunday, August 8 at Walmart in Warsaw.
The store is at 2501 Walton Blvd, Warsaw.
The Salvation Army’s Stuff the Bus school supply drive will take place at more than 4,500 Walmart stores across the country. Shoppers can purchase and drop off items at collection bins at the front of each store or search their local Salvation Army’s online Registry for Good to donate supplies online with just a few quick clicks.
Envoy Ken Locke, said, “By donating school supplies for a child in need, you can empower families to start the school year well and achieve success in the future. It’s the boost of confidence they need when getting back to normal after a challenging year.”
Walmart and The Salvation Army have partnered for more than 30 years to meet community needs through a range of social services, helping individuals and families overcome poverty and economic hardships.
Since the start of the pandemic, The Salvation Army of Kosciusko County has aided 377 local families and individuals representing 1076 people. In addition, The Salvation Army will assist 150 students K-12 with new shoes through a grant from The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary.
With children returning to the classroom after the pandemic, school supplies will be critical to helping them prepare and succeed.
All supplies will be distributed in the community where they are given, to help local children enter the school ready to succeed or to address needs through the year.
To learn more and find out how you can get involved with your local Salvation Army, visit www.sawarsaw.org.