(July 30, 2013) – For more than 15 years, The Salvation Army has assisted students in preparing for the new school year. “Tools for School” helps provide over 350 Loudoun County school children with the supplies they need to return school.
Each year, the Salvation Army of Loudoun County works with families that are pre-qualified, based on need, through an application process. Parents can pick up applications from the The Salvation Army office at 10 Cardinal Park Drive SE in Leesburg now through August 5, 2013.
The success of this effort is due to the efforts of fantastic volunteers and generous businesses. For example, Jeneen Estes and her team at Catoctin School of Music involve their students and families in Tools for Schools, overseeing the effort.
You can help, too!
Donate School Supplies
Pick up an extra backpack, for which the need is greatest, and drop off at one of the collection sites from July 29 through August 2:
- Olive Garden in Sterling
- Giant Food on Market Street near downtown Leesburg
- Red Hot & Blue in Leesburg
- Loudoun Valley Floors in Purcellville
- (no notebook paper is needed this year)
- zippered notebooks
- pencil pouches/bags
- pencils, pens
- erasers, highlighters
- sticky notes (1” by 1”)
- spiral notebooks
- 3-ring binders
- composition books
- crayons/colored pencils/colored markers
- construction paper
- scissors (blunt)
- glue sticks/Elmer’s Glue
- index cards
- pocket folders
Be a Collection Site
If you have a business or organization, The Salvation Army will bring you a collection box so you can help gather supplies for school.
Volunteer to Sort and Pack
Help is needed at the Salvation Army office from August 12 – 16. To sort and compile the supplies into grade appropriate bundles, placed within the backpacks.
Distribution of the backpacks, filled with school supplies for a variety of age groups, is August 21st, just in time for the new school year!
The Salvation Army welcomes volunteer help in many ways. As fall and the holiday seasons approach, the need is greater than ever. Please consider donating your financial resources or your time to one of projects to help your community: The Angel Tree Program, Thanksgiving Dinner and The Red Kettle Campaign.
The Salvation Army is a non-profit organization. 83 cents of every dollar collected goes directly to the people in need. The Salvation Army… Doing the Most Good.