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The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit Stuffs the Bus for Students in Need


SOUTHFIELD —The Salvation Army of Metro Detroit is working in collaboration with southeast Michigan Walmart locations to provide new school supplies for metro Detroit children in need through its Stuff the Bus event Friday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 8.

The Salvation Army will provide a list of supplies for shoppers to choose from as they take care of their back-to-school shopping at participating Walmart locations. The shopping list includes pencils, backpacks, calculators, erasers, books, paper, flash cards, glue sticks, planners, folders, rulers, scissors, notebooks and more to set students up for a successful school year.

Once purchased, donations may be dropped off at a participating storefront donation bins and distributed to families in the community. All donations will go towards families and students in need. Shoppers can also support the mission by donating online using The Salvation Army’s Registry for Good.

Many families are still facing crisis due to wage loss and looming evictions and may be forced to choose between putting food on the table and providing their children with essential school supplies. School supplies will be critical to helping children prepare and succeed as they return to the classroom following the pandemic.

Walmart and The Salvation Army have partnered for more than 30 years to meet community needs through a range of social services, helping individuals, and families overcome poverty and economic hardships. For more information, visit


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