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.

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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.

Watch for 2017 Public Sites

Walgreens                      10170 Maysville Rd.

Walgreens                      6201 Stellhorn Rd.

Walgreens                      2410 N. Coliseum Blvd.

Walgreens                      6202 W Jefferson Blvd.

Walgreens                      9030 Us Highway 24 W.

Walgreens                      110 E. Creighton Ave

Walgreens                      222 E. Pettit Ave.

Walgreens                      1701 E. Pauling

Walgreens                      6730 Bluffton Rd.

Walgreens                      10211 Chestnut Plaza Dr.

Walgreens                      330 W. State Blvd.

Walgreens                      5435 E. Dupont Rd.

Walgreens                      5830 N. Clinton St.

Walgreens                      11932 Lima Rd.

Walgreens                      10412 Coldwater

Walgreens                      907 Lincoln Highway

WANE TV                     2915 W. State Blvd.

The Salvation Army        2901 N Clinton St.

Watch for 2017 Private Sites


Dupont Hospital

Edgewood Chiropractic

BEA Systems

Fort Wayne Orthopedics


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 – (These items are distributed to students in K-12)

  • Book Bags
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Dry Erase Markers (Package of 4-6)
  • Pink Erasers
  • Folders with Prongs
  • Glue Sticks (Large)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Post-It Notepads
  • Composition Notebooks
  • Protractor (Clear plastic)
  • Pencil Bag
  • Ruler
  • Tissues
  • Zipper Storage Bags (Gallon size)
  • Additional Crayons (16-24 count)
  • Spiral Notebooks
  • Colored Pencils
  • Pencils
  • Pens
  • Loose Leaf Paper
  • Yellow Highlighters
  • Pocket Folders
  • Index Dividers

How To Receive Assistance

The Salvation Army has enlisted the help of our community partners for the distribution of our Tools For School supplies.  These partners will ensure those children in the most need will receive our donated supplies, not only at the beginning of the school year, but also through out the school year.

We are excited to begin this partnership with the community and to make sure our Tools For School program is “Doing The Most Good”.

For more information on school supply distributions, contact First Call for Help at 2-1-1.


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


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