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School supply drive planned at Walmart

The Salvation Army, with the help of Walmart, is sponsoring “Stuff the Bus” back-to-school drives Friday through Sunday at stores statewide, including the Kahului store.

With the opening of public schools pushed back to Aug. 17, this effort provides a last-minute opportunity to help youths and families in need, the Salvation Army said.

Shoppers can purchase and drop off requested items at Salvation Army collection bins at the front of each store. 

“There are thousands of keiki in Hawaii whose parents will have to make the tough choice between school supplies, groceries, the electric bill or insurance,” said Maj. Jeff Martin, divisional leader, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands. “We anticipate this number will increase significantly this year due to COVID-19’s impact on our local economy.”

All donations made at “Stuff the Bus” campaign events will remain in the local community to help The Salvation Army provide back-to-school support to children in need. For more details, visit SchoolSupplyHawaii.org.

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