July 31, 2013
The start of school is right around the corner and that means it's time for The Annual Salvation Army School Supply Drive that last until August 14th.
The Newsplex is partnering with The Salvation Army to collect school supplies for low income first through eighth grade students heading back to school, or starting school for the first time in Charlottesville or Albemarle County.
Drop off boxes can be found all around town including: The Newsplex, ACAC, Virginia National Bank locations, UVa. Bookstore, K-Mart, PVCC, Walgreens, Sam's Club, and State Farm, Avenue Realty, LLC and Forest Lakes Farmers Market.
Items needed include: Book bags, marble notebooks, loose leaf paper (wide ruled), 3-ring binders, subject dividers, #2 pencils, pens, markers, crayons, colored pencils, scissors, and glue sticks.
Lisa Chapman, Director of Volunteer Services with The Salvation Army, said, "It's important because the parents may not have enough funds to help their children start back to school. So, the Salvation Army they want to give them the opportunity to get the supplies they need for their children."