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Salvation Army's Back To School Drive In Effect

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School just finished and summer vacation is underway, but The Salvation Army's Back to School Drive is already in effect. The organization isn't wasting any time gathering much needed school supplies and hygiene products for local children.

They say that with the short summer break, they don't always get enough donations and it's not unusual for them to make emergency runs for supplies the weekend before school starts. So they're asking for our help!

The Salvation Army set up "Apple Trees" in several locations around the community. Written on each apple are supplies and products local children need. Interested donors can "pick" an apple from the tree, buy the items and turn them into a Salvation Army collection container.  

The organization's goal is to help 700 children in Washoe County by providing backpacks, school, supplies, shoes, socks, etc to help them start the new school year.

Items that are needed the most are:

  • backpacks
  • composition books
  • mechanical pencils
  • and binders

Bulk and monetary donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday at 1931 Sutro St, Reno Nevada from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year's sponsors include: 

  • Advanced DUI School & Counseling
  • Alliance Marijuana DUI School & Counseling
  • AT&T / DirecTV – Capital, Plumb and Greg locations
  • Bi-State Propane
  • The Bungalows at Sky Vista
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  • Fitness Connection – Disc location
  • Greater Nevada Credit Union – Los Altos location
  • High Sierra Gymnastics
  • Premier Physical Therapy & Sports Performance – Green Vista and Sierra Rose locations
  • Shear Bliss Salon & Spa
  • Welmerink Orthodontics – Mae Anne and Prater locations
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