The Salvation Army in Jacksonville holds Back to School supplies drive for local kids in need

This summer, The Salvation Army in Jacksonville will help local families send their kids back to school prepared by holding a Back to School supplies drive and accepting applications for families to receive assistance.

The cost of school supplies can put a strain on families with limited resources, so The Salvation Army is asking local businesses, churches, groups, and individuals to help by hosting a collection. Supplies will be collected now through July 20. The Salvation Army will distribute the supplies on August 3 to families who applied and demonstated financial need.

Requested supplies include backpacks for k-12 boys and girls, folders, scissors, rulers, crayons, pencils, markers, pens, colored pencils, loose-leaf paper, glue sticks, composition notebooks, spiral notebooks, hand sanitizer, and baggies.

Anyone who is interested in hosting a school supplies collection is asked to call 904-301-4846 or email [email protected] to sign up. Individuals wishing to drop off supplies may do so during business hours through July 20 at The Salvation Army’s downtown locations at 900 W. Adams St or 328 N. Ocean St (Monday through Friday only at Ocean St location).