SALISBURY, MD – As life returns to normal for many, millions of families and individuals continue to experience daily challenges that threaten their wellbeing. The back-to-school season can place a tremendous burden on families experiencing lost wages and looming evictions, as they are forced to choose between putting food on the table or making sure their kids have the tools needed for educational success.
To meet the need, The Salvation Army Lower Eastern Shore is working with Walmart stores in Berlin, Fruitland, Salisbury, and Pocomoke to collect school supplies for local children in need during the annual Stuff the Bus event on Friday, August 6 to Sunday, August 8.
The Salvation Army’s Stuff the Bus school supply drive will take place at more than 4,500 Walmart stores across the country. Shoppers can purchase and drop off items at collection bins at the front of each store or search their local Salvation Army’s online Registry for Good to donate supplies online with just a few quick clicks.
“There are hundreds of children heading back to school in our area this year, and many of their families are struggling to make ends meet,” said Capt. Matt Trantham of The Salvation Army in Salisbury, MD. “By donating school supplies for a child in need, you can empower families to start the school year well and achieve success in the future. It’s the boost of confidence they need when getting back to normal after a challenging year.”
Walmart and The Salvation Army have partnered for more than 30 years to meet community needs through a range of social services, helping individuals and families overcome poverty and economic hardships.
With children returning to the classroom after the pandemic, school supplies will be critical to helping them prepare and succeed. All supplies will be distributed to families in the community where they are given, to help local children enter the school year ready to succeed.
To learn more and find out how you can get involved with your local Salvation Army, visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army of the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland has been operating since 1913. Serving Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties, it has sustained its operations financially through excellent stewardship of community resources that have been entrusted to us over the years. For more information or to make a donation visit our website at https://salvationarmypotomac.org/salisbury/.