The Salvation Army Tools for School program is designed to provide basic school supplies for children whose parents cannot afford the items necessary for their children to succeed in school.  The Salvation Army Tools for School program helps to compensate for some of these basic expenses by supplying children with book bags, notebooks, pens, pencils, etc for students in grades K – 12.  This program operates on the charity of the community who donate needed supplies during the summer months along with our partnership with WANE TV and Star 88.3.

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How To Donate

Drop off your items in any of the Red Tools for School barrels which can be found at many locations around the community or you can bring you donations to our 2901 North Clinton Street address.

Barrel Locations include the following public and private sites.

2014 Public Sites

St Anne Home
Walgreens
Wal-Mart
WANE TV

2014 Private Sites

Fort Wayne Orthopedics
PHD
Summit Brands
Dupont Hospital
Sirva

If you wish to make a monetary gift you can mail your donation to our 2901 North Clinton Street address and make sure you designate it for our Tools for School program.

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Items Needed

  • Backpacks, Backpacks, Backpacks!  This is our highest needed item!
  • Notebooks – wide rule and college rule
  • Filler Paper – wide rule and college rule
  • Kleenex / Tissues
  • Scissors
  • Binders
  • Pencil Boxes – small enough to fit in a school desk
  • Rulers
  • Folders – pocket and three prong
  • Highlighters
  • Washable Markers – thin and fat
  • Crayons – 24 count boxes
  • Pencils and Pens
  • Glue Bottles and Glue Sticks
  • Dray Erase Markers (black, green, red, blue, purple)
  • Composition Books

Other Needs – suggest monetary donations as these items are specific to individual schools and classes

  • Protractors
  • Calculators
  • Compass
  • Pocket Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Flash Drives

How To Receive Assistance

The Salvation Army will be taking applications for Tools for School assistance on the following dates:

Intake and Distribution Dates for Tools For School

August 12 & 13, 2014

Doors will be open each day from 9am to 11am and 1pm to 3pm

Eligible families will pick up their items immediately following their interview.  The Salvation Army Tools for School program provides NEW back to school supplies for Allen County families who are unable to provide their children with basic needs for school.

All assistance is based on donations and is not guaranteed.  Doors may close early depending on availability of supplies.

Please click on the flyer below for documentation requirements.

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For any additional questions please call 260-744-2311.