The Salvation Army and Quad Cities Walmarts are teaming up for the “Stuff the Bus” back-to-school supplies campaign this weekend, Aug. 5-7.
The Salvation Army relies on the generosity of the public to support local youth heading into the school year, the agency said in a news release.
The community campaign will help ease the financial burden parents are experiencing as a new school year begins, and ensure area children are equipped and ready. “Stuff the Bus” bins will be placed inside Walmart for shoppers to drop off school supplies, and a list of suggested supplies will be posted next to the collection bin.
Donations may also be dropped off during business hours at 100 Kirkwood, Davenport, or 2200 Fifth Ave., Moline.
“Our children are our future, and this collaboration of over 30 years between The Salvation Army and Walmart is an opportunity to provide our youth with the supplies needed to be successful during the school year,” said Major Robert Doliber, the Salvation Army Quad Cities coordinator. “With the uptick in inflation this year, the need for help in this way is even greater.”
Those in Illinois Quad Cities needing backpacks and other school supplies can go to the Moline Salvation Army, 2200 Fifth Ave., on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m.-noon, where the back-to-school fair will include a musical petting zoo, door prizes, and food.
In the Iowa Quad Cities, call (563) 324-4808 for an appointment to receive needed school items.