Buying back to school supplies is a rite of passage for kids and their parents. But when you are living paycheck to paycheck that once a year expense can put a big dent in a family's budget.
When the Charlottesville Walmart store contacted our office about holding a Stuff the Bus school supply drive during Virginia's Tax Free Weekend August 1 - 3, we were happy to help. In fact, we suggested that the store partner with the Salvation Army because they already run a school supply drive for kids who qualify for free and reduced lunches in Charlottesville City schools and Albemarle County Schools. We encourage partnerships, so this seemed like a perfect match.
If you can't make it to Walmart between August 1 - 3, the community-wide drive continues until August 11. Volunteers are also needed Monday August 11 through Thursday August 14 from 10 - 2 at the Salvation Army gym to help sort and pack the supplies to go to the schools. If you can put in a few hours on any day, please call the Salvation Army at 295.5058, ext. 114.
Posted by: Kim Connolly, Vice President of Community Engagement
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