'Stuff The Bus' Rolls into Town for Sales Tax Holiday

July 30, 2014

As the Salvation Army's 'School Supply Drive' continues to collect donations, this weekend is a great one to get out and buy your children's supplies, and maybe even pick up a thing or two for a child that is less fortunate.

It is Virginia's Sales Tax Holiday (Aug. 1st – 3rd) and one of the drive's sponsors, Walmart, is bringing its 'Stuff the Bus' campaign to Albemarle County and Charlottesville for the first time.

All of the usual suspects and then some are eligible for ignoring the state's sales tax.

The money saved can perhaps go toward helping out one of the roughly 4,000 students in the area that are in need.

Items purchased and donated this weekend will find a way onto the yellow school bus parked just outside of the Walmart on Hilton Heights Road.

"Throughout the weekend, as customers are purchasing school supplies for the kids, we are going to continue to 'Stuff the Bus', literally throughout the whole entire weekend,” says Walmart Co-Manager Vince Moses. “Afterwards, we'll touch base with the Salvation Army and it will be disbursed throughout the county.”

The Salvation Army's 'School Supply Drive' runs until August 11, however, the tax-free holiday only lasts through Sunday.

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