Help Kids Kick Off the School Year Right

Jul 6, 2022

With grocery and gas prices soaring to record levels, many families in the Omaha metro and beyond will struggle to afford the cost of new school supplies for their children. That’s why this year’s Salvation Army 7 Can Help Kids Back to School Backpack program is more critical than ever.

You can be a part of this important effort by dropping off new school supplies through August 7 at select Methodist Health System Urgent Care, Metro Credit Union, Cubby’s and Salvation Army locations (see specific location addresses below).

Items needed include:

  • Backpacks
  • Rulers
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Erasers
  • Glue
  • Crayons
  • Colored pencils
  • Theme paper
  • 2-pocket folders
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues

Supplies can be dropped off at participating Methodist Health System locations:

  • Administration Building: 825 S. 169th St., Omaha, NE
  • Urgent Care: 6700 Mercy Rd., Omaha, NE
  • Urgent Care: 5908 S. 142nd St., Omaha, NE
  • Urgent Care: 10710 Fort St., Omaha, NE
  • Urgent Care: 20021 Manderson St., Elkhorn, NE
  • Urgent Care: 119646 Standing Stone Dr., Gretna, NE
  • Urgent Care: 808 E. Pierce St., Council Bluffs, IA

At participating Metro Credit Union locations:

  • 14509 F St., Omaha, NE
  • 11102 Emmet St., Omaha, NE
  • 4444 Ames Ave., Omaha, NE
  • 5025 L St., Omaha, NE
  • 940 N. 204th Ave., Suite 270, Elkhorn, NE

At participating Cubby’s Convenience Stores:

  • 601 S. 13th St., Omaha, NE
  • 4232 Redman, Omaha, NE
  • 9220 Mormon Bridge Plz., Omaha, NE
  • 7613 S. 36th St., Bellevue, NE
  • 15625 CW Hadan Dr. Bennington, NE
  • 209 W. 23rd St., Fremont, NE
  • 450 S. Broad St., Fremont, NE
  • 1458 Washington St., Blair, NE
  • 13821 Guildford St., Suite B, Waverly, NE
  • 546 County Rd. M, Yutan, NE
  • 13504 238th St., Greenwood, NE

And at these Salvation Army Locations:

  • Western Divisional Headquarters: 10755 Burt St., Omaha, NE
  • Kroc Center: 2825 Y St., Omaha, NE
  • North Corps: 2424 Pratt St., Omaha, NE
  • Citadel Corps: 3738 Cuming St., Omaha, NE
  • Burrows Center for Help and Hope: 61st & Northwest Radial Hwy., Omaha, NE

Online donations to the Back to School Backpack program can be made here.

Backpacks and school supplies will be distributed to families in need in Omaha at The Salvation Army North Corps Community Center and the Kroc Center on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m. (or while supplies last) and at Westroads Mall on Saturday, August 13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or while supplies last). Proof of enrollment for each child is required.

In Council Bluffs, pre-registration for the Back to School Backpack Drive is required from July 11-22 on the Charles E. Lake Human Services Campus Facebook page.

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