Salvation Army of Porter County “Stuff The Bus” Assists Children with Backpacks & School Supplies

By: Contributor Last Updated: August 10, 2011

salvation-army-logoOver 200 Parents and Guardians have applied at The Salvation Army Porter County to help provide school supplies for their children in need (from grades K-12, attending Porter County schools) and will be attending a block party at The Salvation Army 799 Capitol Rd. South Haven, Indiana Friday, August 12, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. to receive a backpack, school supplies, free food, entertainment with a message and community resources for the new school year.

The Salvation Army has again partnered with Staples in Valparaiso, Super Kmart in Portage and Kmart in Chesterton, WalMarts of Valparaiso and Portage to purchase and collect the backpacks and school supplies for children. The Army continues to accept new in-kind or monetary donations.

If you would like to help Porter County students by donating you can assist in several ways: Send a check to The Salvation Army "Stuff the Bus" P.O. Box 828, Portage, IN 46368-0828, bring in supplies or monetary donations to The Salvation Army Corps, 799 Capitol Rd. on Hwy 6, buy suppliesor make up your own bag of school supplies (including backpack) and "stuff the bus" at The Salvation Army.

You can also volunteer to help during the "Block Party' distribution day. For additional information, contact Kathy Childress or Vicki Burge at The Salvation Army: 762-9191. The Salvation Army has been serving Porter County children and young adults in assisting their need for school supplies and backpacks since 2007 with the desire to help them return to school with the proper tools needed to learn. Over 1,000 children have been helped since the inception of our school supplies programs.