FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -The Salvation Army is collecting school supplies for needy families.
The Salvation Army’s Tools for Schools program kicked off Thursday. The program collects backpacks, pencils, pens, and markers for kids to take with them on the first day of school.
Timothy Smith with the Salvation Army says the program is aimed at anyone who needs the help.
"There’s a lot of families struggling to get by, paycheck-to-paycheck and we want to make sure that the financial burden of having a few kids. I’m sure a lot of people know, those school supplies add up, so we want to make sure those kids are going to school with the tools they need to succeed in the classroom," Smith said
Collection barrels will be placed at various businesses around Fort Wayne and they’ll be collecting donations from now until August 2nd.