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The Salvation Army helps kids and families with new school supplies!

Need help with Back-to-School? 

The Salvation Army can help. 


Contact your local Salvation Army to sign your kid up for back-to-school supplies.  Spots are filling up fast, so don't wait- call now! 

There are 2 more opportunities to pick up school supplies before the 2012-2013 school year starts. 

Wednesday, August 29th - Fall Affaire

The Salvation Army Portland Tabernacle
1712 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR  97232
10am - 1pm

The Salvation Army will be handing out pre-packed backpacks by grade level with some supplies in them.  Some haircuts will be available as well on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Please note that you MUST sign up ahead of time and you must fall in the Portland Tabernacle social service area for this particular distribution.  Each family is allowed to sign up to 4 kids for the program. 

You can sign up at the social service office located at 1712 NE Sandy Blvd., Portland, OR  97232.  Or call 503.239.1264 for more information.

The Portland Tabernacle social service area includes the following zip codes:
97002, 97020, 97032, 97034, 97035, 97036, 97038, 97070, 97086, 97140, 97201, 97202, 97204, 97205, 97206, 97214, 97215, 97216, 97219, 97221, 97222, 97232, 97239, 97266, 97267.  

Friday, August 31st - Backpacks for Kids

Centimark has donated 150 FULL backpacks for kids in the community and have partnered with The Salvation Army to get the backpacks to you!

There will be 2 places to pick up the backpacks, one in Hillsboro and one in Gresham.  *Please note, locations might change.*

Time of distribution TBA.  

Call your local Corps today to sign up - space is limited!

Gresham Center for Worship & Service
473 SE 194th Ave.
Portland, OR 97233

Moore Street Community & Worship Center
5325 N. Williams Ave.
Portland, OR  97217

Portland Tabernacle
1712 NE Sandy Blvd.
Portland, OR  97232

Tualatin Valley Citadel
351 SE Oak St.
Hillsboro, OR  97123