Lakeland volunteers and community members support local children with school supply donations
(Lakeland, FL)– Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide new school supplies to local children in need during the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event on Saturday, August 3, 2019.
As part of a nationwide effort, the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event in [Lakeland, Mulberry and Bartow] is one of nearly 3,000 similar events taking place at Walmart stores across the country. In-store shoppers on August 3 will receive lists of supplies needed, and all they have to do to participate is purchase and drop off the requested items at The Salvation Army collection bins located at the front of each store.
“There are so many kids heading back to school this year, and many of them will need assistance to start the school year off right,” said Mandy Fulton, from The Salvation Army. “By donating school supplies for a child in need, you’re easing the burden parents experience at the start of the school year, and helping set the right tone for these kids as they head back to school. It’s the boost of confidence they need to have a successful year.”
Local families will be able to confidently send their children off to their first day of school knowing they are equipped with the tools to have a positive school year.
For those unable to make it to the store that day, there is a searchable online registry with all the items needed; each item requires just one click to purchase. https://www.walmart.com/lists/view-events-registry-items?id=1803d141-5692-43c8-b58b-5abfa0f15cde
Walmart and The Salvation Army have collaborated for more than 30 years in an effort to meet local community needs. Supporters like Walmart help The Salvation Army serve more than 23 million Americans each year through a range of social services, helping them overcome poverty and economic hardships.
All donations made at “Stuff the Bus” campaign events will remain in the local community and will help The Salvation Army provide back-to-school support local children in need.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operations around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood