The Salvation Army’s Backpacks For Kids campaign continues through July 31

SPOKANE, Wash. — There is one week left to help families get free backpacks and school supplies for their students this school year.

The Salvation Army’s Backpacks For Kids campaign has been going on all month at participating nomnom convenience stores in Spokane, Spokane Valley, Airway Heights, Liberty Lake and Coeur d’Alene.

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Through this Sunday, July 31, you can still make a donation of any amount to go towards the fundraiser.

You’ll even get a free 20 oz. drink or coffee out of it!

Will Slattery is on the corporate team at nomnom and says about $19,400 has been raised so far from donations alone.

This year, The Salvation Army of Spokane is hoping to distribute 4,000 new backpacks stocked with school supplies.

The backpacks have already been purchased and the Backpacks For Kids campaign reimburses the purchase.

Since the campaign’s inception, more than 49,000 backpacks have been distributed to local children and nomnom has raised close to $500,000.

This year’s distribution event is happening on Wednesday, August 17 at 9 a.m. at The Salvation Army of Spokane headquarters (222 E Indiana Ave.).

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A school supply donation drive called Burst-A-Bus will help provide school supplies for the backpacks.

The Burst-A-Bus event is happening at Walmart, Target and Fred Meyer stores August 1-6.

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