Back to School Drive

Don’t have time to donate but want to ensure that children have what they need to start school?  Donate today!

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With the summer days passing by, back to school preparations will start again, but can you imagine not having the proper clothes or supplies to start school? That’s the case for more than 100 children living with their families in our emergency shelters in Austin. The Salvation Army is working to provide school clothes and supplies for these children so they are able to start school with the same excitement and readiness as all other children. 

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This year we have partnered with Spirit 105.9 for our Back to School Drive to ensure that local children living in emergency shelters have the school supplies and clothes they need. Donating school supplies is easy!  Spirit 105.9 will be at the following drop off events with a booth where you can drop off your donations:

Round Rock Express Game – July 29 – 7:05pm
Round Rock Express Game – July 30 – 6:05pm
Round Rock Express Game – July 31 – 7:05pm
Round Rock Express Game – August 1 – 7:05pm
Community First Village Movie Night – August 4 – 7:30pm

to the businesses and organizations who are hosting Back to School drives this year!

-Austin Better Business Bureau

-Central Christian Church

-Dell – TFS Product Management, Data Management Engineering

-Doubletree by Hilton Austin NW

-Fairmont Austin

-Gila Corp, LLC


-HealthFirst Spine & Wellness

-NXP Semi-Conductor

-SHI International Corp.

-The SmartLIVING team at Keller Williams Realty

-UBS Investment Bank


You can also drop off the supplies at:

Spirit 105.9 Radio Station office – Monday-Friday 9a-5p  – 3600 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin 7874  OR  The Salvation Army Austin Area Command office- Monday-Friday from 9a-4p –  10711 Burnet Road, Suite 101, Austin 78758.

The Salvation Army runs and operates two emergency shelters, serving more than 100 children of all ages, from birth through seniors in high school, on any given day.

  “Our children often come to us with just the clothes on their back. Giving them new clothes and school supplies is an amazing way to start their school year off.”  says Donna Clendennen, Volunteer Coordinator at The Salvation Army of Austin.”

Back to School 2017
Back to School 2017
Back to School 2017

School Supplies

Back to School 2017
  • Kleenex
  • Colored paper
  • Pens – blue or black
  • 12″ ruler
  • 8 oz. liquid glue
  • Binders
  • Flash drive (always short on these)
  • Backpacks
  • Crayons
  • Composition books
  • Markers
  • Spiral notebooks


(Sizes 6x to Teen 16)

Back to School 2017
  • T-shirts
  • Underwear
  • Socks – black for boys/any color for girls
  • Skirts/dresses
  • Boys & girls pants
  • Blouses for girls

If your organization or company would like to do a school supply donation drive, email  by August 1 or call 512-605-1410 for more information.

Are you in need of school supplies for your child?

If you are not living in one of our emergency shelters and need school supplies, we recommend that you contact your school (try the second week of August). They can either let you know if you qualify for school supplies or direct you to an organization that can help. Or call 2-1-1 for information about getting supplies for your children.

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