Can you imagine not having the proper clothes or supplies to start school? That’s the case for more than 100 children living in our shelters in Austin every day. Unlike most kids, the children living in Salvation Army shelters many times do not have what they need. We work to raise the funds to get all the school supplies and uniforms kids need to start school off – a backpack, USB flash drives, binders, notebooks, pencils and sharpies.
Would you like to help them get off to a good start to school? It’s easy to help!
Beginning Monday July 13 through Friday August 14, The Salvation Army Austin is holding its Back-to-School Drive. Simply stop by a Salvation Army Family Store location or The Salvation Army office on Burnet Road (see below) and drop off school supplies or clothing. Donations of new school clothes for ALL school-age children ages 5-18 are welcome, and the greatest need is for elementary school children. These children need both uniforms and regular clothing. The following school supplies are needed:
Most Needed Items: USB Flash Drives 1” and 2” Binders Sharpies, Pencils Colored Folders Kleenex Clorox Wipes Hand Sanitizer Spiral Notebooks Composition Notebooks
Other Items Needed:
|Pens #2 Pencils Pink erasers Pencil Sharpeners Thick and thin tipped colored markers Highlighters Crayons Notebook Paper – Wide and College RuledMap Pencils||Glue Sticks Safety Scissors Gallon and Quart Sized Ziploc Bags New Backpacks Basic CalculatorsBracketed 2 –pocket Folders (orange, blue, purple, red, yellow, green) Pencil bags|
Monetary donations can be made on our website.
We will deliver all clothing and supply donations to The Salvation Army emergency shelters for the children before they head back to school. The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring that our children living in emergency shelters are able to start school with the same excitement and readiness as all other children.
We would like to thank you for your support in helping our local children have a great start to the school year!
- Austin Area Command: 107 Burnet Rd., Ste. 231, 78758
The Salvation Army Family Store Locations
- South Congress: 4216 S. Congress Avenue, 78745
- North Austin: 8801 B Research Boulevard, 78758
- Round Rock: 601 W. Louis Henna Boulevard, Round Rock, 78728
- Northwest Austin: 13530 N Hwy 183, 78750