School supplies, clothing, shoes & haircuts available!
Children and families in need of back-to-school assistance for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year are encouraged to seek help from The Salvation Army.
Each year, The Salvation Army's back-to-school assistance program helps local children in need by providing them with basic school supplies, backpacks, clothing, shoes and haircuts. Assistance is available for students in Kindergarten through 12th grades who live in Greene and Christian counties.
Through this program The Salvation Army hopes to not only ease the financial burden placed on many low-income families during this time of year, but to also give the children receiving assistance the confidence they need to learn and succeed.
Families can sign-up for assistance from Monday July 21 through Saturday July 26 from 10 am until 3 pm & on Monday evening July 21 only from 5 pm until 7 pm. The Salvation Army is located at 1707 W. Chestnut Expressway.
To sign-up for assistance the following items are required:
· A picture ID
· Social Security cards for everyone in the household
· Proof of income
· Proof of residency - such as a piece of mail received during the last 12 months
The Salvation Army also hopes that the assistance provided helps level the playing field for these children and that while the organization can't supply everything it can help with the very basics.
Last year, The Salvation Army provided back-to school assistance for nearly 1,000 local children and anticipates helping many more this year.
For more information about The Salvation Army's Back-to-School Program please call (417) 862-5509.
To support the year-round local ministry and outreach of The Salvation Army financial contributions can be sent to The Salvation Army, P.O Box 9685 in Springfield MO, by calling 1-800-SAL-ARMY or by visiting http://donate.salvationarmyusa.org - 82¢ of every single dollar goes directly toward programs & services that help local Ozarks residents in need.