OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Walmart and The Salvation Army are joining forces to provide new school supplies to local children in need during “Stuff the Bus” campaign events at the following Walmart locations on Saturday, August 3, 2019:

Walmart Supercenter, 5401 Tinker Diagonal Street, Del City

Walmart Supercenter, 1225 W I-35 Frontage, Edmond

Walmart Supercenter, 2200 W Danforth Road, Edmond

Neighborhood Market, 1301 E 2nd Street, Edmond

Walmart Supercenter, 7800 NW Expressway, Oklahoma City

Neighborhood Market, 1500 SW 59th Street, Oklahoma City

Walmart Supercenter, 1200 Garth Brooks Blvd, Yukon

Walmart Supercenter, 333 N Interstate Drive, Norman

Walmart Supercenter, 601 12th Avenue NE, Norman

Neighborhood Market, 911 SW 104th Street, Oklahoma City

Neighborhood Market, 13503 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Oklahoma City

As part of a nationwide effort, the “Stuff the Bus” campaign events in Canadian, Cleveland, and Oklahoma counties are just a few of the nearly 3,000 similar events taking place at Walmart stores across the country. In-store shoppers on August 3 will receive lists of supplies needed, and all they have to do to participate is purchase and drop off the requested items at The Salvation Army collection bins located inside each store.

“According to the 2018-2019 District Enrollment by Grade report on the Oklahoma State Department of Education’s website, there were over 264,000 kids enrolled in school last year in our three countywide service area. Many of these kids may need assistance to start this upcoming school year off right,” said Major Susan Ellis, area commander, from The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma. “By donating school supplies for a child in need, you’re easing the burden parents experience at the start of the school year, and helping set the right tone for these kids as they head back to school. It’s the boost of confidence they need to have a successful year.”

For those unable to make it to the store that day, there is a searchable online registry with all the items needed; each item requires just one click to purchase: www.walmart.com/lists/view-events-registry-items?id=eab27c7c-3d43-4d89-8a99-ec2ae1073ebf

Walmart and The Salvation Army have collaborated for more than 30 years in an effort to meet local community needs. Supporters like Walmart help The Salvation Army serve more than 23 million Americans each year through a range of social services, helping them overcome poverty and economic hardships.

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.

To learn more and find out how you can get involved with your local Salvation Army, visit https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/walmart-stuff-the-bus/.s

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