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Salvation Army backpack distribution this Friday
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Salvation Army backpack distribution this Friday

The Salvation Army’s annual Backpacks For Kids Distribution & Resource Fair will take place Friday, August 16th, 2013. Doors open at 8am and will close at 7pm. If the backpacks supply is depleted, the event will close early. Backpacks are distributed on a first come, first served basis.


The need for basic school supplies is so great that it has increased dramatically over the years. Last year, The Salvation Army handed out 3,749 backpacks filled with supplies. This year, the organization anticipates handing out 4,000 backpacks with supplies required by the school district by grade level.


The Resource Fair is also free and open to the public. Vendors will be offering free glucose, blood pressure and health screenings, free dental care items, financial education tools, free ID cards for children, and a free book to the first 1,000 children through the doors! Sponsored by Molina Healthcare.


Backpacks For Kids & Resource Fair

  • Salvation Army Community Center – 222 E Indiana Avenue
  • Friday, August 16th, 2013 – 8am-7pm
  • Photo ID of parent, ID for child (Medical ID card, etc) and Proof of Address (Avista bill)
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