The Salvation Army may be best known for their consignment shops, holiday bell-ringing, and helping the homeless across the world. In addition to these programs, most locations have ways for their community members to directly benefit the area. The State College Salvation Army has programs like this too!

Every autumn a new school year begins, accompanied by a new list of supplies children will need to fuel their learning. Some families will have to stretch their budgets even thinner to make sure their children have new school supplies for their learning and new clothing for their growing.  For families who cannot stretch their budgets any further, your help is needed and appreciated! 

The Salvation Army’s Back-to-School Program is for children in grades Kindergarten through 12, treating pre-qualified families to an $80 shopping trip to Walmart for backpacks, school supplies, and clothes! This year the trip will be on August 5th, but you can help before this event. By donating school supplies to drop-off locations, an additional backpack filled with extra school supplies that are age appropriate will be provided to each child!

This year’s donation deadline is July 31st!  There are many donation drop-off locations, including at the local Salvation Army (2603 E College Ave, State College, PA)!

The Salvation Army will be accepting donations of these items:

·               Pencils
·               Pens
·               Crayons
·               Markers
·               Paper
·               Folders
·               Binders
·               Rulers
·               Scissors
·               Glue
·               Notebooks
·               Erasers

To find more information about the event, other ways to help the community, or to apply to be a qualified family, please visit the State College Salvation Army website.

Additional Drop-Off Locations:
Coffee Corner
1023 North Front St
Philipsburg, PA
Papa John’s
2110 N Atherton St
State College, PA
Dairy Queen
310 W Aaron Dr
State College, PA
Great Clips
1890 N Atherton St
State College, PA
1938 N Atherton St
State College, PA
Toftrees Golf Resort
1 Country Club Ln
State College, PA
PSU Physical Plant
E Park Ave
State College, PA
PSU Redifer Dining Commons
E College Ave
State College, PA