Wednesday, 24 August 2016 12:23

Back to School event at the Salvation Army in Swift Current, Aug. 19, 2016

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Major Don Grad of the Salvation Army in Swift Current and Sharleen Thoreson, the general manager of the Staples Canada store in Swift Current, look at the school supplies inside a backpack during the 2016 Back to School event at the Salvation Army, Aug. 19, when school supply packages were provided to families who have registered through the Salvation Army to receive school supplies for the start of the new school year. A total of 90 children within the Chinook School Division have already benefitted from this year's initiative. The Salvation Army and Staples Canada have been partnering for the past 10 years to provide essential school supplies for local students in need. Each backpack included a gift certificate for 10 items of clothing, including shoes and coats, at the Salvation Army Thrift Store in Swift Current. The public can still still support this initiative through donations of school supplies or cash at Staples.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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