Still Time to Register for Salvation Army’s School Supply Drive
Prince George, B.C. – The Prince George Salvation Army has extended a helping hand to those who can’t afford to purchase school supplies for their children this upcoming school year.
The non-profit is still in the midst of its annual school supply drive and business manager Bill Glasgow says all you need to do is give their food bank a call (250-564-4000) and they will get you registered.
“We’re at about 100 families registered so far and we expect to see somewhere between 225 and 250 registrants,” he says.
“The main problem is that school supplies are not cheap. It kind of sneaks up on you. You go through summer, you go on vacations, everybody’s having fun and then school’s there and you’ve got to get school supplies.
“It can sometimes be a bit of a burden for some families and that’s why we’re here to help.”
Glasgow says they’ve partnered once again with Staples to ensure they have anywhere from 225 to 250 backpacks to give away.
“This year they’re raffling off an IPad. So people buy raffle tickets and proceeds go to the Salvation Army’s Back to School campaign.”
He says they also have their Yellow School Bus parked behind the checkout for donations of school supplies.
Sadly, Glasgow says the need for help seems to grow each year.
“It just seems like there’s a lot of need out there,” he says. “But we don’t judge. We don’t say you’re driving a nice car so you can’t come in and get school supplies. We help everybody that needs it.