Salvation Army Collects School Supplies
EL PASO — El Pasoans are doing their part by donating school supplies to the children of El Paso whose parents might not be able to buy it otherwise.
The Salvation Army and employees of multiple federal agencies collected donations outside of Basset Place Mall on Saturday afternoon.
The Sally Buss School Supply Program grows every year. Last year The Salvation Army says they provided school supplies for over 400 students, and this year they hope to collect enough supplies to provide over 600 kids with the supplies they need.
Major Mike Morton says the children need the community’s help.
"I think one of the great disparities in our society is that the upper level kids go to school prepared and ready to go, while the kids that the lower level sometimes struggle just to get a pencil and paper to go to school to do what they need,” said Morton.
If you would like to help donate, there still is time.
The Salvation Army will be collecting school supplies outside The Basset Place Target Sunday afternoon 10 a.m.– 6 p.m.