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Back to School Shopping Time with Target and The Salvation Army!

August is only two days away which means a new school year is right around the corner!  This can be an exciting time of year for children, but it can also be a struggle for families who can’t afford school supplies.  That’s where The Salvation Army can help.

Nationally, The Salvation Army has partnered with Target to provide local children in need with supplies, backpacks, clothing, and more for the new school year.  Last week, 30 area kids received an $80 gift card and a volunteer to guide them through the shopping experience.  Check out the photos on our Facebook page!

Will and Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Member Claudette Andrews are ready to start their shopping spree!

This year, The Salvation Army & The Nehemiah Project will team together with local churches to deliver over 3,000 back packs to local area low-income public school students.  However, school supplies are still needed to make this happen.  Chick-Fil-A has stepped forward this year to partner with The Nehemiah Project to be a collection site for these supplies.

According to project co-coordinator, Kelley Andrews, there is a scarcity of notebook paper & crayons.  “We have had a variety of supplies donated but we are extremely low on 150 count wide ruled notebook paper & 24 count Crayola crayons,” states Ms. Andrews, “all donations can be dropped off at any local Chick-Fil-A store or The Salvation Army’s McCallie Avenue office before August 4.”

We are in need of volunteers to help us fill the packs (Saturday, August 11th) and deliver these backpacks to the students (Thursday, August 16th) to two local elementary schools.  To register for this volunteer opportunity, please call Sharica Smallwood-Ware at 423-756-1023.

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