Salvation Army and Shopko partner for school supply drive
It may be early July but it is not too early to help a child start the upcoming school year off on the right foot. Thanks to a partnership between The Salvation Army and Shopko’s “Tools for School” program, hundreds of kids in Minnesota will be helped.
From now until Aug. 11, Shopko stores across Minnesota (see complete list at bottom) will collect school supply donations and your local Salvation Army will give the donated supplies to families in your community. To donate, visit Shopko stores and look for donation bins similar to the photo at right.
“This is a wonderful partnership that was started in 2005,” said Lt. Col. Lonneal Richardson, Salvation Army Northern Division commander. “We see the need every day. Thanks to Shopko’s ‘Tools for Schools’ program hundreds of kids will be better prepared for that first day of school.”
By providing backpacks, notebooks, pencils and other school essentials, you can help make sure children and parents are able to focus on the excitement of that first day.
Financial gifts to purchase school supplies can also be mailed to The Salvation Army in your community, or you can donate online to give a student supplies.
- Aitkin – 190 Southgate Dr., Aitkin, Minn. 56431
- Albert Lea – 2610 Bridge Ave., Albert Lea, Minn. 56007
- Austin – 1209 18th Ave. NW, Austin, Minn. 55912
- Duluth – 801 West Central Entrance, Duluth, Minn. 55811
- East Grand Forks – 421 Gateway Dr. NE, East Grand Forks, Minn. 56721
- Fairmont – 1001 Highway 15 S., Fairmont, Minn. 56031
- Fergus Falls – 226 E. Lincoln Ave., Fergus Falls, Minn. 56537
- Glenwood – 710 County Road 21 S., Glenwood, Minn. 56334
- Mankato – 1850 E. Madison Ave., Mankato, Minn. 56001
- Morris – 116 E State Hwy 28 Morris, Morris, Minn. 56267
- New Prague – 200 10th Ave. SE, New Prague, Minn. 56071
- North Branch – 5630 St. Croix Trail, North Branch, Minn. 55056
- Rochester – 2820 Highway 63 S. and 3708 Highway 63 N., Minn.
- Roseau - 1087 3rd St. NW, Roseau, Minn. 56751
- St. Cloud – 4161 2nd St. S. and 501 Highway 10 SE, Minn.
- Two Harbors – 1009 7th Ave., Two Harbors, Minn. 55616
- Winona – 405 Cottonwood Dr., Winona, Minn. 56007