Free school supplies available for those in need

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The dates the school supplies will be given were changed. The story reflects the updated dates and times.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — With the new school year rapidly approaching, the Salvation Army will be giving away 500 backpacks and basic school supplies to Vigo County students in need; items will be given away to anyone in kindergarten through 12th grade.

The dates and times the supplies will be given out are:

  • August 9: 9-11AM, 1-3PM
  • August 10: 9-11AM, 1-3PM, 4-6PM
  • August 11: 9-11AM, 1-3PM

Those seeking assistance will need to provide a picture ID, proof of address within Vigo County and proof of income or benefits in the last thirty days for all adults. Two forms of ID will be needed for each child and social security cards or birth certificates preferred.

Both monetary contributions and in kind donations are currently being accepted. Donations of pencils, pointed scissors, pocket folders, markers and wide-ruled notebooks are especially needed. Financial contributions also give the flexibility to buy in bulk at reduced prices.

School supplies or financial donations can be taken to the office at 234 S. 8th Street. Call (812) 232-4081 for more information.

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