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Salvation Army needs school supplies

SPOKANE, Wash. - The Salvation Army will be collecting school supplies starting Friday and will continue to accept donations through August 31. The organization is expecting to help 1,000 students this year and is only currently prepared for 125.

In 2008, The Salvation Army helped 343 households or 878 children with school supplies.

As donations are low The Salvation Army is nervous about meeting the needs of the community this year.  You can help by donating supplies. There are collection bins at many convenient locations around Spokane:

  • ShopKo
  • Fred Meyer
  • Rite-Aid
  • Dollar Store

All of these stores have collection bins conveniently located at the front of their Spokane locations. 

Suggested items:

  • Backpacks
  • Calculators
  • Wide and College-Rule Filler Paper
  • Spiral Notebooks (Wide and College-Rule)
  • 3-Ring Binders
  • 3-Prong/Pocket Folders
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Pink Erasers
  • Pencil Top Erasers
  • Pencil Boxes
  • Crayons (24 pack)
  • Markers
  • Colored Pencils
  • Scissors
  • Rulers
  • Glue
  • Glue Sticks
  • Hand Sanitizer

You can also drop off monetary donations to help purchase school supplies directly to The Salvation Army at 222 East Indiana Avenue.

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