The Salvation Army La Crosse County Teams Up With Walmart to “Stuff the Bus”

Jul 24, 2019

July 24, 2019

Contact:
Alex Riley
The Salvation Army of La Crosse County
(608) 782-6126 x226
alex.riley@usc.salvationarmy.org

The Salvation Army Teams Up With Walmart to “Stuff the Bus” 

LA CROSSE – Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide new school supplies to local children in need during the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event at Wal-Mart Onalaska on Saturday, August 3, 2019. 

As part of a nationwide effort, the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event in Onalaska is one of nearly 3,000 similar events taking place at Walmart stores across the country. In-store shoppers on August 3 will receive lists of supplies needed, and all they have to do to participate is purchase and drop off the requested items at The Salvation Army collection bins located at the front of each store. 

“Many of the children in our county will need assistance to start the school year off right,” said Major Jeff Richardson of The Salvation Army. “By donating school supplies for a child in need, you’re easing the burden parents experience at the start of the school year, and helping set the right tone for these kids as they head back to school. It’s the boost of confidence they need to have a successful year.”

For those unable to make it to the store that day, there is a searchable online registry with all the items needed; each item requires just one click to purchase. LINK TO REGISTRY

Walmart and The Salvation Army have collaborated for more than 30 years in an effort to meet local community needs. Supporters like Walmart help The Salvation Army serve more than 23 million Americans each year through a range of social services, helping them overcome poverty and economic hardships.

All donations made at “Stuff the Bus” campaign events will remain in the local community and will help The Salvation Army provide back-to-school support to families and children in need.  The program provides an unlimited amount of school supplies to students and up to 500 students with clothing.  Public donations are needed to keep up with program demand.

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