Wednesday Jul 29 2009
Time’s running out to donate that backpack
By: Megan Wood The Press Tribune
Back-to-School season is right around the corner, but some families are backed into a corner when it comes to shopping for new supplies. The Salvation Army is looking to the Roseville community to help school children in need by donating backpacks and school supplies. With a goal of outfitting 175 children with new backpacks, Salvation Army Captain Lisa Aird is hoping to help kids in need get a good start to the school year. “If the community can provide a backpack for a child, that saves the family an expense,” Aird said. “That money can go to put food on the table or pay bills.” New backpacks for students grades K-12 are needed as well as grade appropriate school supplies like spiral notebooks, filler paper, rulers, crayons and markers. Monetary donations are also accepted. Aird said about $20 will providae a child with a backpack and adequate school supplies for the start of the school year. “We try to fill the backpacks with school supplies for each child that hopefully will last them through Christmas break,” Aird said. The Salvation Army is also registering families in need through July 31. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 784-3382. Parents must bring birth certificates for each child, Social Security or medical cards, proof of residence in south Placer County and a photo ID. Backpack and school supply donations can be delivered between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 100 Lincoln St. in Roseville. Monetary donations can be made online at salarmyroseville.org.