Back to School Drive

The Salvation Army and Walmart have joined forces to provide new school supplies to local children in need during the “Stuff the Bus” campaign event.

In-store shoppers on August 3, 2019 received lists of supplies needed and all they had to do is shop and drop their “Stuff the Bus” purchases off in our Salvation Army collection bins that will be located outside of several local area Walmart locations in Travis and Williamson counties.

  • 1030 Norwood Park Blvd, Austin, Texas 78753
  • 710 E. Ben White Blvd, Austin, Texas 78704
  • 1548 FM 685, Pflugerville, Texas 78660
  • 201 Walton Way, Cedar Park, Texas 78613
  • 2701 S. Interstate 35, Round Rock, Texas 78664
  • 4700 E. Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, Texas 78665

There are many local kids heading back to school this year without the essential school supplies needed, but you can help.  By donating school supplies for a child in need, you’re easing the burden parents experience at the start of the school year, and helping set the right tone for these kids as they head back to school.  It’s the boost of confidence they need to have a successful year!

We are still taking online donations until Friday, August 9. Click on the Walmart Wish List button below and you will find all the items needed.  You can make your purchases on the wish list and the items will be sent directly to us.

All donations made at “Stuff the Bus” will remain in Travis and Williamson counties to be distributed to local children.

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Back to School supplies are now on the shelves at local retail stores, so parents will soon begin preparations to fill their children’s lists.  But there are local children in need who’s families are not able to afford the proper clothing or supplies to start school this fall.  The Salvation Army has begun work to ask for donations 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, and we need your help.

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Donating school supplies is easy!  You can shop locally and drop the items at the locations below, make a monetary donation, or shop on our wish list button below and the supplies will be delivered directly to our office.

Donation Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2019

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You can also drop off the supplies at:

The Salvation Army Austin Area Command from 9am-4:00pm
4700 Manor Road, Austin 78723

High 5
2700 W. Anderson Lane, #101


to the business, churches and organizations who are hosting Back to School drives this year!

  • Arnold Oil Company
  • AT&T OMC
  • Austin Aquarium
  • Cintra USA
  • Dell EDU Member Purchase Program
  • Dell Global Marketing Ops
  • Dell IT Operations
  • Dunaway Associates
  • The Good Earth Farm School
  • Jones-Carter Austin office
  • Lavaca Stree Bar
  • MAP Health Management
  • Marvell Semiconductor
  • MOMS (Moms offering Moms Support) Club of SW Austin
  • NAI Partners
  • NIC, Inc.
  • Oden/Hughes
  • Qualia Software
  • Real Life Church
  • Restaurant365
  • Sailpoint
  • Sandalwood Management
  • SmartLIVINGTexas
  • Southern Careers Institute
  • WeWork

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.

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School Supplies

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-Kleenex-3 pack

-Construction paper

-Pens – blue or black

-12″ Ruler

-Flash drive(always short on these)




-Clorox wipes

-Gallon Zip Lock bags

-3 ring binders 2″

-Children’s scissors

-Adult scissors

-Whiteboard eraser

-Combination locks

-Dry erase pens

-Hand sanitizer

-#2 Pencils


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-Socks – black for boys/any color for girls


-Boys & girls pants/Khaki or Black

-Blouses for girls

If your organization or company would like to do a school supply donation drive, email by August 1 or call 512-634-5921 for more information.

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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 call 2-1-1 or visit Giving City Austin for a list of this year’s Back to School drives and information about getting supplies for your children

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