COLUMBIA, S.C. — The first day of school is quickly approaching for students in most Midlands school districts, and News 19 is once again partnering with Walmart and Salvation Army of the Midlands to help make sure that students have the school supplies they need when they head back to class.
Our annual Stuff A Bus: Back to School Edition starts Friday and runs through the tax-free weekend, August 6 - 8. That’s three whole days to donate supplies and help fill backpacks for students in our community!
This year, the Salvation Army will provide over 400 under-served children with new backpacks and school supplies for the school year. Having these essential items not only improves a child’s confidence, but also provides them with tools to help them succeed.
Drop by one of the following Walmart locations on Friday, Saturday or Sunday to donate school supplies to help Midlands students as they head back to school.
Participating Walmart Locations:
- Forest Drive - 5420 Forest Drive, Columbia, SC 29206
- Two Notch - 10060 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, SC 29223
- Garners Ferry - 7520 Garners Ferry Rd, Columbia, SC 29209
- Harbison - 360 Harbison Blvd, Columbia, SC 29212
- Killian Road - 321 Killian Rd, Columbia, SC 29203
Donation bins will be available at each of the Walmart locations listed above. Just look for the big bus sign with the WLTX and Salvation Army logos.
Salvation Army of the Midlands will host a drive-thru distribution event on Sunday, August 15th to provide over 400 under-served children with new backpacks full of school supplies!