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The Salvation Army Collecting School Supplies

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The Salvation Army is collecting school supplies and back packs for at-risk children from Carson City, Douglas County and the surrounding communities through August 14.

This is the Salvation Army’s fourth year doing an Apple Tree school supply and back pack drive which is similar to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Angel Tree program. The Apple Tree program has “Apples” that have a child’s wishes on it to help donors shop and these trees can be found at any of the local businesses listed below.

The Salvation Army has over 300 requests for supplies, and plan to distribute donated supplies through their 661 Colorado St. location where a large portion of the back packs collected will be given directly to the local school districts for distribution to children in transition.

"A big part of a child's success in school is having the necessary supplies for the lessons they will be doing. In our constant goal of breaking the cycle poverty we want to give at-risk children every opportunity to succeed." Stated Captain Mark Cyr, commanding officer of the local Salvation Army.

A few suggestions for school supplies include: pencils, crayons, colored pencils, 3 ring binders, scientific calculators, back packs, pens, scissors, pencil sharpeners, pencil pouches, paper, note books, composite books, glues sticks, highlighters, etc. and a box of healthy cereal.

Captain Mark also stated that “The biggest shortages we have this year is pencils, crayons, colored pencils, 3 ring binders and the scientific calculators.”

Back packs and supplies can be dropped off at The Salvation Army, 661 Colorado St. Carson City, 89701 before August 14th. Online donations can be made at or at the Apple Tree locations.

Apple Tree Locations:

  • Aaron's Furniture 3355 S. Carson St.
  • Anytime Fitness 2629 N. Carson St.
  • Anytime Fitness 4215 S. Carson St.
  • Cal Ranch 2035 N. Carson St.
  • Carson City City Hall  201 N. Carson St.
  • Carson City Aquatic Facility 841 N. Roop St
  • Carson City Multi-purpose Athletic Center 1860 Russell Way.
  • Carson City Community Center 851 E. William St.
  • Les Schwab 3219 N Carson St.
  • Les Schwab 1151 Hwy 395
  • Napa Auto Parts 1882 E. Williams St. 
  • Tumbleweeds Gymnastics 2231 Meridian Rd.
  • Tumbleweeds Gymnastics 3633 Research Way
  • Raley’s 3701 S. Carson St.
  • Jethro’s 1281 Kimmerling Rd.
  • Ride Aid 1329 Hwy 395
  • Smith’s Gardnerville 1341 Hwy 395
  • Smith’s Dayton  6 Pine Cone
  • Bunny Ranch Bar & Grill 10025 US 50
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