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The Salvation Army Teams Up with Walmart to “Stuff the Bus”

The event will encourage residents of Portland to give school supplies for local kids in need

(PORTLAND, OR) (AUGUST 05, 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 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 Walmart to to collect school supplies for local children in need during the annual Stuff the Bus event on Friday, August 6 to Sunday, August 8 at the following Walmart locations:
• Neighborhood Market, 3900 W POWELL BLVD, GRESHAM, OR
• Neighborhood Market, 2444 E POWELL BLVD, GRESHAM, OR
• Wal-Mart Supercenter, 23500 NE SANDY BLVD, WOOD VILLAGE, OR
• Wal-Mart, 10000 SE 82ND AVE, HAPPY VALLEY, OR
• Neighborhood Market, 15600 SE MCLOUGHLIN BLVD, MILWAUKIE, OR
• Neighborhood Market, 19133 WILLAMETTE DR, WEST LINN, OR
• Neighborhood Market, 17275 NW CORNELL RD, BEAVERTON, OR
• Neighborhood Market, 9055 SW MURRAY BLVD, BEAVERTON, OR
• Wal-Mart Supercenter, 220 N ADAIR ST, CORNELIUS, OR
• Neighborhood Market, 7650 NE SHALEEN ST, HILLSBORO, OR
• Wal-Mart Supercenter, 21320 SW LANGER FARMS PKWY, SHERWOOD, OR
• Wal-Mart Supercenter, 7600 SW DARTMOUTH ST, TIGARD, OR
• Wal-Mart Supercenter, 1123 N HAYDEN MEADOWS DR, PORTLAND, OR
• Wal-Mart Supercenter, 4200 SE 82ND AVE, PORTLAND, OR

The Salvation Army’s Stuff the Bus school supply drive will take places at more than 4,500 Walmart stores across the country. Shoppers can purchase and drop off items at collection bins at the front of each store or search their local Salvation Army’s online Registry for Good to donate supplies online with just a few quick clicks.

“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.”

Walmart and The Salvation Army have partnered for more than 30 years to meet community needs through a range of social services, helping individuals and families overcome poverty and economic hardships.

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


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 Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood


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