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Virtual school supply drive to help area students in need

Virtual school supply drive to help area students in need

(Wichita, KS) - FOX Kansas and The Salvation Army are teaming up to provide new school supplies to help local children in need.

With added support from the Plumbers and Pipefitters Union Local 441 in Wichita, a virtual school supply drive is being held to support area students so they can begin their school year successfully.

From the comfort of your own home, you can make a difference for area students today.

For kids preparing for the upcoming school year, school supplies remain critical to their success. In light of COVID-19, The Salvation Army has adapted its services to ensure that children in every community can continue receiving the educational support they deserve.

“There are over 84,000 children in Sedgwick County whose parents will have to make the tough choice between school supplies, groceries, the electric bill or insurance,” said Major James Curl, Wichita City Commander from The Salvation Army. “We anticipate this number will increase significantly this year due to the novel coronavirus.”

Since the beginning of the pandemic, The Salvation Army has provided more than 65 million meals through a combination of prepared meals and food boxes, 1.45 million nights of safe shelter, and emotional and spiritual support to more than 778,000 people, in addition to the financial assistance, hygiene kits, and youth programs the organization provides in almost every ZIP code in America. All donations made will remain in the community to help The Salvation Army provide back-to-school support to our local children in need.

To make a donation, simply click HERE where you will be taken to the The Salvation Army's site to help students in our area.