The Salvation Army Teams Up with Walmart to “Stuff the Bus” with School Supplies

Jul 29, 2021

The Salvation Army Teams Up with Walmart to “Stuff the Bus” during School Supply Drive
The event will encourage residents of Traverse City to give school supplies for local kids in need

Click here for a Back To School supply list.

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. Click here for a Back To School supply list.

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 Walmart Traverse City.

The Salvation Army’s Stuff the Bus school supply drive will take place at more than 4,500 Walmart stores across the country. Traverse City shoppers can purchase and drop off items at the collection bin at the customer service desk or on The Salvation Army Traverse City online Walmart Registry for Good to donate supplies online with just a few quick clicks.

Lieutenant Matthew Winters 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 Traverse City has continued to provide meals, food, utility, rental, and financial assistance to local families and individuals. In addition, The Salvation Army provides day camp, Vacation Bible School, and extracurricular activities to help kids and families succeed.

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 area families, to help local children enter the school year ready to succeed.


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