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The Salvation Army is giving out 5,000 backpacks filled with supplies on Thursday as part of the Backpacks for Kids campaign.


The campaign is one of the largest backpack and school supply distribution in the Northwest Region.

The annual Backpacks for Kids Distribution and Resource Fair will take place Thursday, August 21st and is free and open to the public. Vendors will be offering free dental care items, financial education tools, free ID cards for children, and more.

Doors open at 9am and will close at 6pm.  You are asked to bring a photo ID of parent, and ID for child, and proof of address to pick up a backpack. 

The Community Center is located at 222 E Indiana Avenue in Spokane, WA.


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