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Stuff the Bus Campaign
August 7 - August 9
The Salvation Army Serving Greene and Christian County is collecting school supplies at this year’s Stuff the Bus Campaign at the following Wal-Mart Super Center locations:
Walmart Springfield – E Independence St, Walmart Springfield – N Kansas Expy, Walmart Springfield – S Campbell Ave, Walmart Springfield – W Sunshine St, Walmart Nixa, Walmart Ozark – W Marler Ln and Walmart Republic MO.
For kids preparing for the upcoming school year, school supplies remain critical to their success. In light of COVID-19, The Salvation Army has adapted its services to ensure that children in every community can continue receiving the educational support they deserve. This year, the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event here in Greene and Christian county is one of more than 4,500 similar events taking place at Walmart stores across the country.
When shoppers visit Walmart on August 7th – 9th, they can purchase and drop off requested items at Salvation Army collection bins at the front of each participating store. The goal is to provide new school supplies to many children in need of a fresh start to the school year, whether online or in the classroom, amid COVID-19.
Walmart and The Salvation Army have collaborated for more than 30 years with a common mission: to meet needs in their local communities. Supporters like Walmart help The Salvation Army serve more than 23 million Americans each year through a range of social services that help them overcome poverty and economic hardships.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, The Salvation Army has provided more than 65 million meals through a combination of prepared meals and food boxes, 1.45 million nights of safe shelter, and emotional and spiritual support to more than 778,000 people, in addition to the financial assistance, hygiene kits and youth programs the organization provides in almost every ZIP code in America.
Donations at “Stuff the Bus” events will remain in the community to help The Salvation Army provide back-to-school support to many children in need this year.