The Salvation Army was at Walmart stores across the Quad Cities collecting school supplies for its annual "Stuff the Bus" event on Saturday.
Members were at the four metro QC Walmart locations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. collecting donated supplies to be distributed to low-income, homeless, and other children in desperate need of supplies for the upcoming academic year. The Salvation Army has said that they were especially looking for pencils, pens, wide-ruled notebooks, loose-leaf paper, crayons, glue, glue sticks, erasers, and dry erase markers. They are also still accepting monetary donations at the Davenport Salvation Army location.
According to a Salvation Army press release, they collected almost ten thousand school supply items in the four hours donations were accepted, including many of the items they were hoping for.
The items will be distributed on August 7th from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and August 8th from 9 a.m to 3 p.m. at the Davenport and Moline locations. parents are asked to bring identification for each child from kindergarten to eighth grade.