Salvation Army to Celebrate back to school with free supplies to needy children
The summer holidays are almost over and kids are preparing to get back to school. But for many families, this is also a stressful time in terms of getting the required school supplies for their children. In order to reduce some of the burden on parents, The Salvation Army in collaboration with Dallas City Temple Seventh Day Adventist Church will distribute approximately 700 book bags filled with school supplies, 100 uniform pants and 100 uniform polo shirts to children in need from Pre-K through 12th grade. An estimated 1,000 community residents are expected to attend the event.
The supplies were acquired through a joint donation drive of the Dallas City Temple SDA Church and The Salvation Army. Some were also donated by the Salvation Army’s Women’s Auxiliary. The school uniforms have been donated by Carter’s House, a nonprofit organization located in Irving, Texas, and will be supplied to children who pre-registered. All items will be distributed free of charge to benefit children mostly from families whose expenses are 60 percent or more of their income and which have filled out an application indicating income and expense information.
The Back to School event will also provide physical and dental screenings respectively for hundreds of people who have pre-registered and signed up for an appointment. Coupons for complementary haircuts will be given out courtesy of Hollywood Cuts. Hot dogs, chips, ice cream, and drinks will be served free. More than 50 volunteers from both Dallas City Temple SDA Church and The Salvation Army will work together to make the program a great success.
* For day of event news coverage only. Please do not pre promote community participation as all beneficiaries have been pre-registered.
The Salvation Army Community Center, 1007 Hutchins Road, Dallas, TX 75203.
Saturday, August 6 at 3 p.m.
Contact: Solomon Moriba, 214-799-2622