HELP CREATE A “SCHOOL SUPPLY LANDSLIDE”

Annual drive to benefit area students

Help deserving children start the school year with the necessary supplies by contributing to the KAKE School Supply Landslide July 17 through September 1, 2017.

School supplies may be dropped off at any Credit Union of America branch in the Wichita metro area or the KAKE Studios at 1500 N. West Street in Wichita. Monetary donations are also accepted. All checks should be made out to “The Salvation Army” with “School Supply Landslide” noted on the memo line at the bottom of the check. You can also donate money directly to The Salvation Army.

School Supply Landslide began in 1996 as a response to concerns expressed by area educators and parents about children coming to school without the supplies they need. In 2016-2017, the Landslide collected 21,800 items supplies through the Credit Union locations, the Sedgwick County Zoo initiative, USD 259 donations and KAKE News. 11,238 students in KAKEland were assisted through the Landslide donations. Since 1996, more than 150,000 school supply kits have been distributed.

New this year, the Salvation Army will be providing backpacks to all grades, K – 12, as well as hosting a teacher’ event on September 14 from 2 – 7 p.m. at 350 N Market. The Salvation Army has been working with teachers and counselors to provide additional items that are needed in classrooms.

School supplies will be distributed to qualified families on August 14 and 15 at three Salvation Army locations. For information about eligibility, call 263-2769

Proud supporters of the KAKE School Supply Landslide include Credit Union of America, Arby’s, Wichita Public Schools and the Salvation Army.

2017-18 School Supply List

Credit Union of America locations

711 W. Douglas

3605 N. Rock Road

501 N. Woodlawn

10222 E. Harry

1401 N. Maize Road

212 S. Ridge Road

5055 S. Broadway

11858 W. 21st Street

Via Christi @ Saint Francis Hospital

1100 N. Rock Rd, Derby

19991 W. Kellogg, Goddard

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