The 50+ homeless school aged children, who are residents at The Salvation Army George W. Jenkins Community of Hope, will be the beneficiaries of Wal-Mart’s, Fill-The –Bus event on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 10:00 am until 2:00pm, located at 5800 US Highway 98N, Lakeland, Florida 33809. You may contact Carol Giles at 863-815-4408 for more information.
Many vendors have agreed to partner with Wal-Mart for this great event:
- Free vision screenings – Provided by Wal-Mart Vision Center
- Bottle water – The Salvation Army
- Popcorn – Provided by Mid-Florida
- Free pictures with McGruff the Crime Dog 12 -1 – Lakeland Police Dept.
- Face Painting
- Evolution Taekwondo
- Pizza Hut
- One blood – Bloodmobile
- Golds Gym
- Smart Style Hair Salon
The items most needed this time of year are school supplies including backpacks, zip binders (Trapper Keepers), paper, 3-prong folders, spiral notebooks and calculators (scientific and graphing), color pencils, crayons, safe scissors, glue sticks. In addition, school uniforms, shoes, belts, and hair accessories. Also hygiene items such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, hair brushes and feminine products are always appreciated.