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Donate school supplies at Shopko stores in Rochester

Added on Thursday, July 5, 2018

Tools for School logoSummer is far from over, but it’s not too early to help children prepare for the upcoming school year.

You can help local kids by donating school supplies at two Shopko stores in Rochester, located at 2820 Hwy 63 South and 3708 Hwy 63 North.

The retailer’s annual “Tools for School” drive runs July 8–Aug. 10, when donations of notebooks, pencils, markers, and other classroom essentials will be collected in specially-marked donation bins inside the stores.

Donating school supplies is a simple way to make a big impact.

A child picks out a backpack“Many low-income families barely have enough money to pay for rent and groceries – let alone school supplies,” said Lt. Col. Lonneal Richardson, leader of The Salvation Army Northern Division. “Giving free school supplies to these families reduces their stress and allows children to start the school year focused and prepared. We thank Shopko for this partnership.”

The Rochester Salvation Army will distribute all donated school supplies to children in the local community.

Please join The Salvation Army by volunteering or making a donation to support your local community.