Salvation Army seeking back to school donations for students

Back to School

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Salvation Army is looking for donations for their annual Tools for School fundraiser.

Public donations bins are at Sweetwater Sound as well a several Walgreens and Walmarts around Fort Wayne. The Salvation Army said in a press release that monetary donations have been down this year so they are unable to buy all that they need for the program.

They are looking for:

  • Book bags
  • Folders, 3 ring binders, composition books, spiral notebooks and loose leaf paper
  • Writing Untensils (pencils, pens, markers, crayons, colored pencils, dry erase markers, highlighters)
  • Earbuds or headphones with microphone
  • Pink erasers
  • Pencil bags and cases
  • Post It notes
  • Glue sticks
  • Rulers
  • 3×5 Index Cards
  • Cleaning supplies (Disinfectant wipes, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues)
  • Zipper storage bags (sizes sandwich, quart and gallon)
  • Water bottles

You can drop off donations now through August 8 in public donation bins at Sweetwater Sound as well as Walmart and Walgreens locations around Fort Wayne:

  • Sweetwater Sound 5501 US-30 West
  • Walgreens 10170 Maysville Rd.
  • Walgreens 6201 Stellhorn Rd.
  • Walgreens 2410 N. Coliseum Blvd.
  • Walgreens 6202 W Jefferson Blvd.
  • Walgreens 9030 Us Highway 24 W.
  • Walgreens 110 E. Creighton Ave
  • Walgreens 222 E. Pettit Ave.
  • Walgreens 1701 E. Paulding
  • Walgreens 6730 Bluffton Rd.
  • Walgreens 10211 Chestnut Plaza Dr.
  • Walgreens 330 W.State Blvd.
  • Walgreens 5435 E. Dupont Rd.
  • Walgreens 5830 N. Clinton St.
  • Walgreens 11932 Lima Rd.
  • Walgreens 10412 Coldwater
  • Walgreens 907 Lincoln Highway
  • Wal-Mart 1710 Apple Glen Blvd

You can donate a virtual backpack online. $25 provides a backpack full of supplies for the first day of school. Be sure to select Tools for School when you are asked which program you wish to support.

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