CHARLOTTE – Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide new school supplies to local children in need during the Stuff the Bus event Aug. 3 at area Walmart stores.
In-store shoppers from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 3 will receive lists of supplies needed. Shoppers can participate by purchasing and dropping off the requested items at The Salvation Army collection bins at the front of each store.
The Salvation Army will have its iconic Red Kettles out to collect monetary donations.
“By donating school supplies for a child in need, you can ease the burden parents experience at the start of the school year,” said Major Larry Broome, area commander of The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte. “A small act like this can help set the right tone for these kids and boost their confidence so they can have a successful year.”
Participating stores include 7735 N. Tryon St., 9820 Callabridge Court, 11530 N. Tryon St., 3209 Pineville-Matthews Road, 8180 S. Tryon St., 3850 E. Independence Blvd.
The Monroe store, located at 2406 W. Roosevelt Blvd., is also participating.
Donations made at Stuff the Bus events remain in the community and help The Salvation Army provide back-to-school support to more than 400 local children in need through its Boys & Girls Clubs.