(UNDATED) – During this year’s “Stuff the Bus” campaign event, shoppers visiting select Walmart locations including Bedford on the weekend of August 7-9 can purchase and drop off requested items at Salvation Army collection bins at the front of each store.
The goal is to provide new school supplies to the thousands of Hoosier children in need of a fresh start to the school year, whether online or in the classroom, amid COVID-19.
This national campaign can be followed throughout the day on social media using the hashtag #StuffTheBus.
For those unable to make it to Walmart that day, there is a searchable online registry listing all the items needed; each item requires just one click to purchase. To find your local Walmart “Registry for Good” wish list, visit SalvationArmyIndiana.org.
Walmart and The Salvation Army have collaborated for more than 30 years with a common mission: to meet needs in their local communities. Supporters like Walmart help The Salvation Army serve more than 23 million Americans each year through a range of social services that help them overcome poverty and economic hardships.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, The Salvation Army has provided more than 65 million meals through a combination of prepared meals and food boxes, 1.45 million nights of safe shelter, and emotional and spiritual support to more than 778,000 people, in addition to the financial assistance, hygiene kits and youth programs the organization provides in almost every ZIP code in America.
The simple act of providing school supplies to students in need provides them a boost of self-confidence and sets them up for a positive and successful school year. 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 local children in need and supplies to restock classrooms as the school year progresses.
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, August 7-9, 2020 (Collection days can vary by location. Please reach out to Samantha Hyde or your local Salvation Army contact to confirm which days collection bins will be on display.
Walmart “Registry for Good” wish lists are currently available online. For a complete list of registries, visit SalvationArmyIndiana.org.)
In-store participation varies by community. All Salvation Army locations within the Indiana Division have wish lists posted online using Walmart’s “Registry for Good” platform. Links to these shopping lists can be found on SalvationArmyIndiana.org.
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services.
By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need. The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operations around the country.
In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy.
The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit.