As life returns to normal for many, millions of American families and individuals continue to experience daily challenges that threaten their wellbeing. The back-to-school season can place a tremendous burden on families experiencing lost wages and looming evictions, as they are forced to choose between putting food on the table or making sure their kids have the tools needed for educational success.
To meet the need, The Salvation Army is working with Walmart to collect school supplies for local children in need during the annual Stuff the Bus event on Friday, August 6 to Sunday, August 8 at participating Walmart stores throughout Metro Detroit.
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.
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.
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 to families in the community where they are given, to help local children enter the school year ready to succeed.
Click over to our Facebook event page and say you are going!