The Salvation Army will help over 1,200 children through its back-to-school assistance program with supplies, new shoes, clothing and haircuts. Distribution will take place today, Monday, August 7 from 9:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. at the Salvation Army’s main office on Chestnut Expressway.
“We are so grateful to be able to provide these children with the things they need for back-to-school,” Judy Mills, Springfield Corps Officer said. “With the help of the community, these kids will have a great start to the new school year.”
Children will receive a new backpack and school supplies. They will also receive a voucher to purchase new shoes at Wal-Mart, a clothing voucher to The Salvation Army Thrift Store, and a free haircut courtesy of the Missouri College of Cosmetology and Academy of Hair Design.
Families needing assistance signed-up over a two week period from July 10 to July 21. The number of children being assisted has increased significantly this year. Nearly 400 more children are signed up to receive assistance this year than last year.
Donations are still being accepted for back-to-school, including monetary donations to help with the cost of the shoes. For more information or to make donation, please call 417-862-5509.