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The Salvation Army Partners with Fred Meyer, iHeartMedia, and La-Z-Boy for School Supply Drive

The event will encourage Oregonians to give school supplies for local kids in need


(PORTLAND, OR) (AUGUST 09, 2021) – As life returns to normal for many, millions of American families and individuals continue to experience daily challenges that threaten their wellbeing. The back-to-school season can place a tremendous burden on families experiencing lost wages and looming evictions, as they are forced to choose between putting food on the table or making sure their kids have the tools needed for educational success.

To meet the need, The Salvation Army is working with Fred Meyer, iHeartMedia, and La-Z-Boy to collect school supplies for local children in need from Monday, August 9 to Friday, September 10 at the following locations:


Fred Meyer Stores:
• ALBANY, 2500 Santiam Hwy SE, 97322
• BEAVERTON, SW Bvt-Hlsdl Hwy , 97005
• BEND, 6135 S Hwy 97, 97702
• BROOKINGS, 325 5th St., 97415
• CANBY, SE First OR, 97013
• COOS BAY, 1020 S 1st St., 97420
• CORNELIUS, Baseline Road, 97113
• CORVALLIS, 777 NW Kings Blvd., 97330
• EAST SALEM, 3740 Market St. NE, 97301
• EUG SANTA CLARA, Division St. & River Rd, 97404
• EUGENE West, W 11th Ave, 97402
• GRANTS PASS, Grants Pass Parkway, 97526
• HILLSBORO, SW TV Hwy, 97123
• KLAMATH FALLS, Shasta Way, 97603
• MEDFORD NORTH, Crater Lake Hwy, 97504
• MEDFORD SOUTH, Center Drive, 97501
• NEWBERG, Portland Rd, 97132
• NEWPORT, NE 20th, 97365
• NORTH COAST, Hwy 101 (Warrenton), 97146
• NORTH SALEM, 2855 Broadway St. NE, 97303
• OAK GROVE, SE Mcloughlin blvd, 97267
• REDMOND, SW Veteran's Way, 97756
• ROSEBURG, NW Garden Valley, 97471

• SPRINGFIELD, "Q" Street, 97477
• SUNSET, NW Imbrie, 97124
• THE DALLES, W 6th, 97058
• TIGARD, SW Pac Hwy, 97223
• TILLAMOOK, N Main Street, 97141
• TUALATIN, SW Martinazzi, 97062
• WALKER RD, SW Walker Road, 97006
• WILSONVILLE, SW Boones Ferry Rd, 97070

School supplies may be purchased at Fred Meyer and donated at the customer service desk.

La-Z-Boy/iHeartMedia:
• Clackamas, 11462 SE 82nd Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97096
• Delta Park, 1135 N. Hayden Meadows Drive, Portland, OR 97217
• Tanasbourne, 2800 NW Town Center Dr., Beaverton, OR 97006
• Tualatin, 7070 SW Nyberg Road, Tualatin, OR 97062
• Salem, 3970 Rickey Street SE, Salem, OR 97317


“There are over 140,000 children heading back to school in the Portland metro area this year, and many of them are struggling to make ends meet,” said Major Bob Lloyd of The Salvation Army Portland Metro. “By donating school supplies for a child in need, you can empower families to start the school year well and achieve success in the future. It’s the boost of confidence they need when getting back to normal after a challenging year.”

Since the start of the pandemic, The Salvation Army Cascade Division has provided more than 185,000 Meals, 44,000 Nights of Shelter, and 46,000 Food Boxes to local families and individuals.

In addition, The Salvation Army provides day camp, after-school programs, and extracurricular activities to help kids and families succeed. With children returning to the classroom after the pandemic, school supplies will be critical to helping them prepare and succeed.

All supplies will be distributed to families in the community where they are given, to help local children enter the school year ready to succeed.

To learn more and find out how you can get involved with your local Salvation Army, visit cascade.salvationarmy.org.

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army annually helps more than 30 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operations around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood

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